News Roundup 19 December – 25 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.

Mali’s northern armed groups pull out of Algiers peace talks

Libya: Hold commanders of Tariq Ben Zeyad armed group accountable for “catalogue of horrors”

Colombia’s ELN rebels announce end-of-year ceasefire

New armed groups emerge in central Sudan

Burkina Faso denies paying Russia’s Wagner group with mine rights

Armed clash leaves three dead in Bannu

Rebel crisis in eastern DR Congo threatens endangered mountain gorillas

Libya sentences 17 ‘IS members’ to death

Leaked UN Report now reveals DRC is collaborating with FDLR rebel group

Burmese rebel group seizes military junta checkpoint in northern Burma

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