News Roundup 5 December – 11 December

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.

DRC requests ICC to probe crimes committed by armed groups in the Kivus

Germany arrests 25 accused of plotting coup

M23 says ready to “withdraw” in eastern DRC, yet clashes reported

2 Yemeni soldiers escorting UN convoy killed in ambush

Six Colombian soldiers killed in FARC dissident attack

Heavily armed gangs expand control in Haiti

Somali army liberates strategic town from al-Shabaab terrorists

Russian mercenaries accused of using violence to corner diamond trade

Nigeria denies mass “abortion programme” of Boko Haram victims

UN team accuses ISIS of using chemical weapons in Iraq

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