News Highlights: Shooting at protests in Asmara, hotel attack in Mogadishu, Sahel G5 force launched

In this week’s news highlights: shots were fired at protests in Asmara, Eritrea – reports of casualties and injuries still unconfirmed; Eritrean organisation Freedom Friday calls for unity; war crimes trial against Ethiopian-Dutch Eshetu Alemu has started; Al-Shabaab attacked Mogadishu hotel using IDs and uniforms of security forces; South Sudan and Sudan leaders meet; UN Special Rapporteur on Eritrea calls for protection of refugees; Sahel G5 force against terrorism and trafficking launched.