News highlights: Eritrean troops continue looting and killing, EU Action Plan for Central Mediterranean, Report finds weaponised starvation in South Sudan

In this week’s news highlights: US threatens sanctions to ensure Pretoria agreement implementation; Eritrean troops continue looting and killing in Tigray; Amnesty calls for justice for the survivors of sexual violence in Ethiopia; Report finds starvation being used as a weapon of war in South Sudan; UN calls on international community to help end cycle of aid dependency; IMF agrees to release 112 million USD to South Sudan; Amnesty calls for African-led justice in South Sudan; Outbreak of dengue fever in Sudan; Sudanese political leader returns in attempt to circumvent military exit; Iran protests mirror Sudan’s struggle with clothing and freedom; Famine in Somalia and the region “foreseeable” says EU official; Egypt and Greece reach agreement on migrant rescue; Refugee minors have a right to family reunification, also when married, rules EU top court; Hundreds of people saved in high seas rescue; Commission proposes Action Plan for Central Mediterranean; Increased Frontex presence in the Balkans under negotiation; Climate top sees Loss and damage fund agreement but a failure to deliver on phasing out fossil fuel.

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.