VODAN-EEPA Group: EEPA Collaborates with VODAN-Africa on Supporting Neglected Communities to Have Voice, Digital Presence and Rights

EEPA is collaborating with VODAN-Africa in the VODAN-EEPA Group on the objective of creating data equity and ethical inclusive AI, as well as creation of voice for voiceless communities. The goal is to create an African federated data space, where information is held securely and in-residence – the data stays with the data owner, but can still be used and ‘visited’ under well defined principles.

News Highlights: USAID halts food aid to Ethiopia, EU ministers agree on stricter asylum procedures, Fighting intensifies in Sudan

In this week’s News Highlights: Indirect ceasefire talks resume in Sudan, but fighting intensifies; Widespread killings in el-Geneina and other parts of Darfur; Infrastructure under attack in Sudan; Humanitarian situation in Sudan; Violence against civilians and journalists in Sudan; Refugees and displacement reach a new highpoint in Sudan conflict; UN Envoy declared Persona Non Grata by al-Burhan; USAID suspends food aid to all of Ethiopia amidst diversion investigation; Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees arrested and killed amidst conflict and insecurity; HOPR letter argues Tigray should not receive tax revenue from wartime; Troops continue to occupy Tigray, AU-MVCM not acting, critics say; Tigray war the deadliest in 2022, suffering continues; Malnutrition in under 5 Tigrayan children; FANO militia killed and arrested in Amhara; Oromia talks will not resume soon; Budget approved by Ethiopian Council of Ministers; HRW writes letter to Ethiopian minister of justice; EHRC reports increasing cases of forced disappearances in Ethiopia; Interview with President Isaias on bilateral relations with Russia; Egyptian migrants and refugees deported by Libyan authorities; Tunisia and Italy hold talks about migration; Nine bodies recovered and 29 people rescued by Tunisian coast guard; EU Home Affairs ministers reach agreement on stricter asylum rules; Refugees and migrants will be housed in barges in the UK; German rescue vessels detained under Italian rules on rescue operations; Italy lied and Frontex helped in the cover up, investigation says; 1500 migrants and refugees rescued in two days off Italian coast; Greek authorities rescue 91 migrants and refugees; Head of IOM talks with Microsoft for migration management; 10 arrested for people smuggling in North Macedonia; The right opposes the French migration agreement with Algeria; Media campaign to ‘deter migration’ in Cyprus.

News Highlights: Humanitarian crisis worsens in Sudan, Eritrean refugees in dire conditions, Report on Croatian pushbacks

In this week’s news highlights: Humanitarian crisis worsens in Sudan; Seven-day ceasefire set and broken in Sudan; Eritrean refugees in dire conditions; Abiy warns Isaias; More than 100.000 people flee Sudan; UN and USAID pause aid in Tigray; UNSG sends a letter to Eritrea; UN Security Council report on arms embargo in South Sudan; Conflict in Amhara continues; Biden signs Executive Order; EUBAM attends border conference with Libyan delegation; Djibouti announces crackdown on migrants; Tunisian authorities to build new cemeteries for refugees and migrants; Report on Croatian pushbacks; Dutch Court stops returns of asylum seekers to Italy; Sea-Watch accuses Italy of handing over refugees and migrants to Libya; Austria and Italy allied against irregular migration; Pope Francis warns about nationalism in Europe; Kılıçdaroğlu vows to repatriate Syrian refugees; Germany to examine asylum procedures out of the EU.