News Highlights: Arrests after Ethiopia coup attempt, UN Special Rapporteur says Eritrea abuses continue, EU proposes voluntary disembarkation guidelines amid standoff

In this week’s news highlights: Deaths of Ethiopian officials in apparent coup attempt, 250 people reported arrested; UN urge Eritrea to respect the right of freedom of religion; UN Special Rapporteur Eritrea releases report; Young Eritreans continue to flee to Ethiopia; Libyan Coast Guard leader pictured looting migrant boat; Activists condemn EU “criminalisation of solidarity”; Sea Watch 3 states migrants are in danger, as docking is refused; European Union proposal on voluntary relocation after disembarkation; and German Church meeting discusses EU migration policy and far-right extremism.

Mirjam van Reisen: It’s not about what Africa can learn from the West, but what the West can learn from Africa

Prof. Mirjam van Reisen was interviewed by EAI ahead of the 8th EAI International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries – AFRICOMM 2016 – taking place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso next week. She spoke about ICT innovations in Africa, what the West can learn from this, as well as the benefits and challenges around ICT.