News Roundup 15 August – 21 August

About the author(s):

Begümhan I. Simsir is a policy and research intern at the IFRC. She holds an LL.M. in IHL and human rights from the Geneva Academy. Her LL.M. thesis focused on the protection of wounded and sick hors de combat with a focus on mental health. She graduated from the Turkish German University Law School with a thesis focused on the protection of girl soldiers during and after armed conflicts. She has worked with various organizations, including Human Rights Measurement Initiative, Generation Human Rights, UNESCO, Airwars and the International Review of the Red Cross.

Nigeria intensifies fight against illegal armed groups

DRC army kills ten ADF armed group members in northeast

Russian rebel group take credit for murder of Putin’s ‘Spiritual Guide’

East African Regional Bloc begins deployment of troops to DRC

Community clashes over gold in eastern DRC leave seven dead

Southern Thailand rebel group claims responsibility for recent bombings

Taliban kill rebel commander from minority Hazara Shiite group

Thailand says peace talks with Muslim insurgents still on track after major rebel assault

Exiled rebel leader returns to Chad for national talks

Ethiopian rebels propose humanitarian truce amid drought

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