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: Tigray-Ethiopia peace agreement signed; Fatal double bombing in Mogadishu; Nearly 1000 migrants and refugees waiting for disembarkation

In this week’s news highlights: Tigray- Ethiopia Peace agreement signed; Filsan Abdi and her resignation over the Tigray conflict; WHO says Tigray region has run out of medical supplies; Situation rapidly deteriorating, but the population does not revolt; Double terrorist bombing in Mogadishu; Closing women’s clinic in South Sudan symptomatic of waning donor interest; 8 million South Sudanese to face acute food insecurity; Resurgence of ethnic clashes in Blue Nile state; Cash handouts as alternative to alleviate drought suffering; EU funds Egyptian border control to curb migration via Libya; Torture of a minor Eritrean refugee in Libya; UN experts condemn lack of accountability for abuses at Europe’s border; EU looks to strengthen ties with Western Balkans; Lack of political will on migration solidarity; Report calls for an end to Eritrean diaspora tax; Czech Council presidency proposes reworked voluntary relocation mechanism; Extension of internal border checks with Slovakia; 1000 rescued migrants and refugees waiting for disembarkation; The food crisis must be addressed at a global level.

News Highlights: Ethiopia and Tigray agree to peace talks, EP adopts Tigray resolution, Key Eritrean trafficker extradited to The Netherlands

In this week’s new highlights: Ethiopian and Tigray authorities agree to AU peace talks;  Airstrikes and shelling in Tigray; Statement by commissioner Lenarčič on the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia; War in absence of media coverage; Human trafficking in Tigray, Afar and Amhara regions; Tigray babies are dying at 4 times pre-war levels, study finds; UN Child Rights Committee publishes findings on South Sudan; Alleged perpetrators of South Sudan Unity State violence identified; Sudan faces a descolarized generation; Sudanese civilian groups ask UN to reintegrate, disarm or demobilise RSF; Sudanese pro-democracy groups approve new charter; Somali offensive against Al-Shabab continues; UNHRC holds dialogue with expert on Somalia; Challenges and hope for food transport to the Horn; European Parliament adopts resolution on Tigray; Key Eritrean human trafficker Welid extradited from Ethiopia to the Netherlands to be tried; Partial reforms and mini deals around migration policy amidst increasing deportations; Vatican warns Italian leaders that helping migrants is an obligation.