News Roundup 6 February – 12 February

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.

Congo: HRW seeks probe into war crimes

Mali’s Azawad movements unite in a bid to pressure the ruling junta

More than 10 killed in clashes in contested Somaliland town

Marine, 7 militants killed in weekend clashes in southern Philippines

Lack of jobs drives recruitment by armed groups in Africa: UN

Colombia to establish areas for armed groups as part of peace process

Suspected militants kill 10 Niger soldiers, Defence Ministry says

Why are rights activist being targeted in Colombia?

In Northern Mali, Islamic State attacks cause ‘tragedies beyond comprehension

New Zealand pilot taken hostage in Indonesia-Papuan rebel group

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