News Roundup 16 January – 22 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.

Burkina Faso: 50 women abducted by suspected rebels

Colombian police seize explosives, weapons from rebel group

Somalia claims capture of key port town from al-Shabab

Kenyan security forces kill 10 suspected al-Shabab fighters

Canada becomes mediator in Cameroon peace process

Myanmar military and Arakan Army exchange prisoners in Rakhine State

DRC president says M23 rebels yet to withdraw as agreed

Colombia, ELN rebels to resume peace talks in Mexico in February

Myanmar Junta airstrike targets ceasefire signatory

1 killed, several injured in armed clashes along Bangladesh-Myanmar border

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