News Roundup 2 January – 8 January

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.

Colombia’s ELN rebels say they have not agreed to ceasefire

Russia’s Wagner Group resorting to recruiting prisoners from Belarus

Congo M23 rebels hand back army base amid suspected ceasefire breaches elsewhere

DR Congo: UN mission moves to protect civilians

Taliban: Anti-terror raids kill 11 Islamic State Group militants

Mali: 5 people killed in rare attack near capital Bamako

Ethiopia: Army threatens to eradicate Oromo Armed Group, again, claims success in liberating villages

Myanmar Junta-allied Rakhine Group accuses Arakan Army of assassinations

Joint DRC-Uganda operation frees 100 hostages held by ADF rebel group

Over 100 Myanmar Junta forces killed in six days of resistance attacks

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