In this week’s News Highlights: Military tensions building in the Horn; Ethiopian Federal government and Oromo opposition clash in conflict that affects civilians; Journalist from The Economist expelled from Ethiopia; OCHA humanitarian update on Northern Ethiopia; Hassan Sheikh Mohamud elected as President of Somalia; One person in the Horn is dying from hunger every 48 seconds, warn international organisations; Press conference recording announcing investigation into atrocity crimes in Eritrea; Campaign of refugee arrests in Libya; 19 persons drowned between Spain from Algeria; Network of 11 alleged human smugglers shut down between Morocco and Spain; Ukrainian women at risk of sex trafficking, OSCE warns; Camp of around 350 people evicted in Calais; A dozen alleged sex traffickers arrested in the UK and Romania; Petition for the recognition of gender-based violence in migration submitted to EU Parliament; Increase in crossings of the Channel due to milder weather conditions; Palermo Court hears of ‘dire conditions’ endured by refugees during 2019 rescue; Training programme for refugees and vulnerable migrants in Italy; Wreckage of boat to be erected as memorial in Calabria; and IFRC President says Europe applies “double standards”.
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In this week’s Horn Highlights: Foundation announces legal action on Eritrea in 10 May press conference; Amhara security forces hiding evidence of ethnic cleansing, say witnesses; Aid flow to Tigray remains trickle; CPJ calls for the release of journalists in Ethiopia who could face death penalty; UN’s Bachelet condemns religious violence in Ethiopia; Civilian casualties in Oromia; Eritrea-Tigray rivalry role in famine; Analysts warn resumption of Ethiopia conflict imminent; Rock-hewn churches at risk; Tigrayans call for release of prisoners; GERD cyberattack; Lawyers accuse Sudanese authorities of torturing prisoners; Sudan opposition group refuses to participate in UN-led dialogue; Eritrean Press Agency claims Russia sent drones to Eritrea in exchange for naval base; Eritrean asylum seeker challenges Swiss return of Eritreans with torture story; Somalia set to elect president of 15 May; and Pope to visit South Sudan in July.