News Highlights: Violence increases in Oromia, Food situation dire in Somalia, Rights groups state EU complicit in Libya’s migrant abuse

In this week’s news highlights: Violence increases in Oromia; Meta sued for 2 billion USD over violence in Ethiopia; UNHCR increases assistance in North Ethiopia as peace returns; Accountability compromised in CoH Agreement, says Dr Mehari; WHO Director General says uncle “murdered” by Eritrean troops; 27 Ethiopian migrants found dead in Zambia; Famine momentarily averted but people continue dying in Somalia; Somali government accuses al-Shabaab of displacing civilians; As Eritrea continues fighting in Tigray the suffering is also felt at home; Violence in Upper Nile State of South Sudan causes overcrowding at UN camp; Sudanese transitional framework fails to address justice reforms, says HRW; Sudan and Emirati group to develop port on the Red Sea; Traumatised migrants and refugees continue arriving from Libya; Asylum seekers look to the UN to reclaim human rights; UN experts to assess violence against women and girls in Libya; Rights groups state EU complicit in Libya’s migrant abuse; EU’s new plan on migration with African partners; Italy’s anti civilian rescue policy raises tensions in the Mediterranean; and The US-Africa Leaders’ Summit.

News Highlights: New disarmament talks amidst continued attacks, UN finishes investigative mission Libya, EU Search and Rescue crisis

In this week’s news highlights: Eritrean forces continue looting and kidnapping in Tigray, Ethiopian forces carry out mass arrests; Aid coming into Tigray fails to match the needs of the population; New talks to begin on Tigray disarmament; No date offered for the end of blackout in Tigray; Al Shabaab militants besiege hotel in Mogadishu; Committee against Torture adopts concluding observations on Somalia; 500.000 more people in South Sudan will need aid in 2023; UN experts call on South Sudan to investigate government official linked to sexual violence; A conference to chart the way towards Eritrean democracy; WFP pleads to world not to give up on drought-stricken Horn of Africa; A migratory route into the Mediterranean reopens from eastern Libya; UN finishes fifth investigative mission in Libya; Spanish government presents bill to fight human trafficking; Spanish authorities insist no death occurred on their soil during Melilla tragedy; Increasing privatisation of migrant rescue work; What next for the Search and Rescue crisis?; Frontex states irregular border crossings have increased by 77%; Commission president and AU chairperson meeting and statement; Hunger, insecurity and underfunding are worsening the risk of gender based violence; and UN seeks 51.5 billion USD “lifeline” for 2023.

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.