AU-led review of Cessation of Hostilities Agreement; Sudan re-opens routes for aid delivery; Libyan coast guard blocks rescue operation

A strategic review of the implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement led by African Union; Attack on high power transmission line causes outage in Amhara, Afar and Tigray; Supply routes in Sudan will be reopened for delivery of humanitarian aid; Continuation of Sudan’s conflict risks creating the world’s largest hunger crisis; The Libyan coast guard accused of interfering with and threatening the rescue ship in the Mediterranean sea.

Situation Report: RSF and SAF fighting over control of Babanusa in West Kordofan, Kidnapping for ransom in Oromia, IDPs protest in Mekelle

Three days of severe fighting has been reported from Babanusa in West Kordofan, where Rapid Support Forces (RSF) launched a military offence against Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in order to capture their headquarters; An increasing number of people are kidnapped for ransom in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Victims are tortured until family members pay the ransoms; Internally displaced persons in Tigray held a peaceful protest in Mekelle yesterday calling for withdrawal of foreign forces from Tigray so as to be able to safely return to their home; and more.