In this week’s news highlights:Upheaval in Eritrea after death of widely recognized elder; Sudan-Eritrea border update by African Monitors; South Sudanese government denies allegations of using oil money to fund civil war; U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson’s visit to Ethiopia amidst civil unrest; Drought causes conflict in Somalia; UN OHCHR’s latest global report on human rights; Libya discussions in the European Parliament with EU and UNHCR; Italy’s election results may mean tougher stance on migration; Eritrean women’s protest at ICC in The Hague.
The key players believe that the core difficulty in shaping policy on Libya is the division between the structure of the Libyan Political Agreement and the external issues the country is facing, as well as the geopolitical interests of the various groups involved and (human) trafficking. However, the European Parliament makes an important addition to the discussion regarding security.
Migrants are sold for around 400 US dollars to the highest bidders in slave auctions taking place on Libyan soil, and now there is video documentation to prove it. On Friday 17th November 2017, an article was published by the American media network CNN, documenting this inhuman reality. This new evidence again puts in question the controversial strategies adopted by the European Union and its member states in dealing with Libya.