News Roundup 15 – 21 May

About the author(s):

Yiokasti Mouratidi is an LLM graduate in Public International Law from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She previously obtained her LLB in Law with European Law from the University of Nottingham, UK. Yiokasti has a strong interest in international humanitarian law, international security law and their intersections with environmental issues. Yiokasti currently works in the defence team at the UK Mission to the EU in Brussels; her work on the AGIL blog is provided in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views of any present or previous employer.

Sahel ‘at a crossroads’ as armed groups gain sway in Africa: UN

Myanmar’s oldest ethnic armed group rejects junta’s offer for peace talks

Fighting rages in West Darfur as Sudan marks one month of warfare

Sudan: Armed groups occupying health facilities, looting, cutting off lifeline for country’s children as numbers in need surge

Arakan rebel government takes lead in Myanmar cyclone recovery

Congo army, M23 rebels trade blame as ceasefire fails to hold

Colombia’s ELN guerrilla group warns of peace talks ‘crisis’

Rebel group accuses Ethiopian government of attacks despite peace talks

US probes whether attack killed civilian, not al-Qaeda leader

Russian mercenaries behind slaughter of 500 in Mali village, UN report finds

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