News Roundup 31 October – 6 November

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.

Paris court sentences Liberian ex-rebel to life in prison

M23 hails Kenya peace efforts, blames Kinshasa for war in North Kivu

In Azerbaijan, the “illegal armed group” founded by Iranian intelligence was exposed

Ethiopia-Tigray war parties agree pause

Uganda: Security arrests topmost commander for new rebel group

Argentina: Higher court orders rebel group leaders to be released

Congolese journalists face death threats as M23 rebels advance, flee for safety

2 Rohingya killed as army, rebels clash in Myanmar

Kenya sending troops to DR Congo to fight rebel advance

Nine health workers kidnapped in restive northwest Cameroon

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