News Highlights: Sudan forms transitional sovereign council, sweeping violations in Greece, Churches criticize excommunication of Patriarch Antonios

This week’s news highlights will cover news over the month of August: Sudan forms transitional sovereign council; UNHCR completes investigation on bribes for resettlement; Orthodox Churches criticize excommunication of Patriarch Antonios of Eritrea; New report on national service and education in Eritrea; Ethiopians face violence and trafficking in Saudi Arabia and Yemen; Ethiopia-Eritrea road to open; 40 people feared dead after boat capsizes off Libyan coast; Europe fears increase of people fleeing Libya; Tunisia sends back migrants; NGO report denounces human rights violations in Greece; 900.000 asylum seekers in limbo in EU; and increasingly risky crossings to the UK.

News highlights: Eritrean refugee released from Italian jail, Sudan massacre in videos, Eritrea Special Rapporteur mandate extended

In this week’s news highlights: Eritrean man released after wrongful accusation of human trafficking; Italian foreign minister asks for solidarity in a migration solution; German Minister Heiko Maas calls for a global ‘coalition of willing’ to rescue refugees in the Mediterranean Sea; NGOs call on EU Foreign Affairs Council to take ‘immediate action’; Report on Egypt cooperation with the EU ; Refugees living in dire conditions in Libya; UNHCR and IOM urge the international community to enhance protection f; Videos and pictures of Sudanese Paramilitary group opening fire against civilians; Eritrean Catholic Secretariat clarifies false information Health Centre seizures; and UN extend mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea.