News Roundup 31 July – 6 August

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.

Colombia begins a six-month cease-fire with its lasting remaining rebel group in hopes of forging peace

UN given green light to monitor peace deal between Colombia’s government and its largest rebel group

Myanmar junta extends state of emergency forcing delay to elections

Rights groups call for Sudan war crimes investigation

Syria’s main Al-Qaeda-linked group denies it was behind the killing of a Daesh leader

Cameroon says military deployed after militant attack kills at least a dozen

West Africa defence chiefs finalise Niger intervention plan as junta negotiations deadlock

Myanmar poet turned rebel leader seeks new territory; worries about ‘ephemeral revolutionaries’

Sahel region coups make room for terrorist groups: analysts

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