News Roundup – 1-2 September 2014

Pitfalls abound in Colombia-FARC peace talks

Pentagon set to open second drone base in Niger as it expands operations in Africa

Chatham House research paper: Nigeria’s Interminable Insurgency? Addressing the Boko Haram Crisis

Boko Haram said to have seized strategic Nigerian town

ICRC: Renewed violence in capital CAR and throughout the country

Rebels in CAR expel government ministers

Libyan Militias Seize Control of Capital as Chaos Rises

UN: Over 300 killed in clashes between Rezeigat and Ma’alia in East Darfur

Somali and AU forces in al-Shabab offensive

U.S. drone strike in Somalia targets al-Shabab leader, Al-Shabaab in Somalia confirms leader was targeted in US drone strike and U.S. acknowledges carrying out counterterrorism strike in Somalia

Human Rights Watch: Rising Civilian Toll in Luhansk (Ukraine)

Fatou Bensouda: the truth about the ICC and Gaza

Starvation as a weapon of war in Syria

Amnesty International: Gruesome evidence of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq as Islamic State moves to wipe out minorities

Human Rights Watch: Evidence of Islamic State Cluster Munition Use in Syria

Human Rights Watch: Islamic State Executions in Tikrit

Islamic State claims to have beheaded American journalist Steven Sotlo


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