News highlights: Aid to Tigray still limited, Divisions around Libya’s election process, Tension rises as France enforces border checks with Italy

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i government protests the decision; Fear around Libya’s election process; Tension rises as France enforces border checks with Italy; Ship carrying 230 people rescued at sea docks in France after being turned away from Italy; European asylum right deregulation increases risk of rights abuses; Official launch of the African Union Compliance and Accountability Framework; African nations ask for more to help combat climate change; Donors must act quickly is famine is to be averted in East Africa; and UN increasingly concerned by privatisation of force.

News Highlights: Ethiopian/Eritrean army converges on Aksum, New peace talks date, EP refuses to sign off Frontex budget

In this week’s new highlights: Ethiopian/Eritrean army captures towns in Tigray, converge on Aksum; New date for AU-led peace talks; Eritrea wants military victory, not peace, in Tigray; Aid worker killed in ENDF/EDF bombing of Shire; Warnings of genocide in Tigray as analysts say western diplomacy failed; Ethiopian federal government to seize key infrastructure in Tigray; War delays Ethiopian debt relief;  Calls for immediate ceasefire in Tigray; Mass grave of Ethiopian migrants discovered in Malawi; Somali government warns not to pay Al Shabab extortion fees; Understanding US involvement in the fight against Al Shabab; Somalia faces the worst famine seen in 50 years; Tribal clashes in Sudan’s Blue Nile State leave hundreds dead; Sudan’s pro democracy opposition presents vision for transition of power; Bodies of 15 migrants recovered on Tunisian beach; EP refuses to sign off on Frontex budget;  Declaration of the EU regarding the war in Tigray;  Germany hosts meeting to stop Balkan route migration; and Turkey forced migrants to cross border naked, say Greek authorities.