News Highlights: Clashes in Amhara, Fears of RSF/Army confrontation in Sudan, Three boats sink off Tunisia

In this week’s news highlights: Violent protests in Amhara against the dismantling of regional forces; Ethiopia talks with IMF over possible USD 2 billion in funding; New displacements from Western Tigray; Discussions on transitional justice in Tigray; Eritrean delegation visits Kenya’s Ruto; RSF mobilisation as fears of conflict rise in Sudan; Perthes under threat, UN asks for investigation; Türk expresses concerns over situation in Sudan; Agreement Sudan/South Sudan talks over Abyei region; Guterres in Somalia for a visit of solidarity; Three boats sink off Tunisian coast, many dead and missing; Tunisian police commits forceful intervention against migrants and asylum seekers; Alleged Libya route human trafficker arrested in Nigeria; Italy announces emergency state on immigration; Reception facility in Lampedusa overcrowded; Malta tells ship not to rescue people in need; IOM says first 2023 quarter the deadliest in 6 years on the Mediterranean; and HRW condemns UN resolution over Libya human right’s violations.

News Highlights: Eritrea receives delegations, US’s Blinken in Ethiopia, 30 presumed dead off Libya as SaR fails again

In this week’s news highlights: Eritrea receives delegations from Somalia and Sudan; US State Secretary Blinken’s trip to Ethiopia; Ethiopian opposition walks out of transitional justice meeting; Opposition parties in Ethiopia face harassment; WHO increases health response among Somali refugees in Ethiopia; Disagreement over regional presidency candidates in Tigray delays CoH agreement implementation; Cash shortages in Tigray; Forced rehabilitation of diaspora youth in Somalia; Ethiopian PM travels to South Sudan; Sudanese Democratic Bloc rejects appointment of PM before political agreement; 30 presumed dead as rescue efforts fail, despite warnings, off Libya; Libya launches border security plan; UNSC expresses concern over situation of refugees and migrants in statement; Labour challenge to UK Illegal Migration Bill fails; EC defends lack of EU rescue response after latest tragedy; EC presents framework on border management and returns; Italy estimates 680.000 people want to cross to Europe from Libya – IOM highly doubts that; Germany arrests traffickers and smugglers; Italian ombudsman calls for more guardians for unaccompanied minors; and Wagner puts 15 million USD bounty on Italian defence minister amidst accusations over weaponised migration. 

News Highlights: Resumption of conflict in Tigray, President of AU to meet Putin on food shortages, UK to start Rwanda deportations

In this week’s News Highlights: European Development Days on 21 and 22 June; Resumption of conflict reported between Tigray and Eritrea; Afar People’s Party calls on federal government to respond humanitarian crisis; Weeks of arrests in Ethiopia; Eritrean youngsters hide from conscription; New droughts predicted in the Horn; Ethiopian crackdown on 111 “illegal” media; Europe not doing enough for migrants and refugees in Libya, IOM says; S&D seminar on democracy and human rights in Libya; First group of asylum seekers to be sent back to Rwanda from the UK; Greek government to triple size of wall with Turkey; Trial of 24 people rescuing migrants and refugees in Italy; Ocean Viking ship receives authorization to disembark 294 migrants and refugees in Sicily; Violent pushbacks by Bulgarian authorities; Migrant fruit pickers paying “exploitative and extortionate” fees in UK; Asylum seekers on hunger strike in Poland immigration holding centre; Person run over by a train near Calais; Simplification of the German admission process of Russians in danger; Local revolt blocks a centre for asylum seekers in UK; New government plan to attract graduate migrants in UK; President of the African Union to meet Putin on the food shortages in Africa.