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.
This week, the Horn and News highlights are sent out in a combined format on Wednesday. In this week’s Horn and News Highlights: Conflict renewed in Oromia special zone of the Amhara region; Horn of Africa faces fourth consecutive crop failure;$300 million grant approved by the WB to finance reconstruction in Ethiopia; MSF staff member killed in South Sudan; Boat sinking leaves 6 dead and 29 missing off Libyan coasts; Migrants and refugees in Tunisia ask for evacuation through sit-in outside UN Office; Cigarette plant using refugee forced labourers dismantled in Italy; New UK plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda for processing widely criticised; Migrant and refugee collective takes control of office building in Paris; Large building of migrants and refugees evacuated in Brussels; Human trafficking on the rise in Cyprus; Number of entries in Europe highest since 2016, says Frontex; Seventy-third session of the Committee against Torture of the OHCHR.
This week and next week, the Horn and News highlights are sent out in combined format on Wednesday. In this week’s Horn and News Highlights: US to provide $114 million to respond to drought in the Horn; US envoy to the Horn expected to quit; Foreign condemnation for human rights abuses in Western Tigray; Professor warns of further Ethiopian conflict; Fighting in Oromia worsens; Ethiopian Aksum University says 12 staff members were killed in war; 13 people drowned off Tunisia; Shipwreck off Libya kills at least 4; HRW denounces illegal treatment of refugees by Greece; Suspected Greek smugglers arrested; New measures to prevent migrants from entering Spain; Record numbers crossing the Channel; New bill against illegal immigration in Estonia; Unicef expects more refugees in Italy this year; Lampedusa struggling to cope with arrivals; Trafficking of young women fleeing Ukraine on the rise; 5 Sea-Watch Mediterranean rescue operations in 24 hours; UK Home office contractors accused of sex tourism while deporting migrants; ECHR judges North Macedonia’s mass refugee pushback legal; New migratory routes from Europe to the US.