Weekly update: 2 May – 8 May 2023 The following media round up on international and foreign policy issues from around the world for the period of 2 May to 8 May 2023.
Guernica 37 will provide weekly media updates from the International Criminal Court, European Court of Human Rights, United Nations, European Union and other sources. Should you wish to contribute or submit a media summary, opinion piece or blog, please send to Ned Vucijak at email@example.com for consideration.
India - 5 May 2023
Indian troops ordered to ‘shoot on sight’ amid violence in Manipur.
Thousands evacuated to army camps as authorities struggle to bring inter-ethnic tensions under control.
See here: https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2023/may/05/indian-troops-ordered-to-shoot-on-sight-amid-violence-in-manipur
Mexico - 5 May 2023 Families of missing people join volunteer search brigades.
Critics say authorities are not doing enough to find tens of thousands of people who have disappeared in recent years.
See here: https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2023/5/5/mexico-families-of-missing-people-join-volunteer-search-brigades
Pakistan/China/Afghanistan - 6 May 2023
Pakistan set to host trilateral dialogue with China, Afghanistan.
The meeting is taking place following the Chinese and Afghan foreign ministers’ arrival in Islamabad.
See here: https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2023/5/6/pakistan-set-to-host-trilateral-dialogue-with-china-afghanistan
Sudan - 8 May 2023
Fighting continues in Khartoum as Sudan envoys, mediators meet in Saudi Arabia
See here: https://amp.france24.com/en/africa/20230508-fighting-in-khartoum-as-international-mediators-seek-end-to-sudan-conflict
Sudan - 8 May 2023
African Union set to decide on who should secure Khartoum airport
See here: https://www.africaintelligence.com/eastern-africa-and-the-horn/2023/05/08/african-union-set-to-decide-on-who-should-secure-khartoum-airport,109952388-gra
UK - 5 May 2023
The Kohinoor diamond isn’t on display at the coronation. Colonialism still is.
Camilla chose not to wear the Queen Mother’s crown, but its ill-gotten jewel is still worth talking about.
See here: https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2023/5/5/23712978/kohinoor-diamond-king-charles-coronation-camilla-colonialism
Southeastern Asia - 7 May 2023
More than 1,000 trafficking victims rescued in separate operations in Southeast Asia
See here: https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/trafficking-victims-rescued-indonesia-phillippines/
Africa - 8 May 2023
Flooding in Africa’s Great Lakes Region Claims Hundreds of Lives
See here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-05-08/flooding-in-africa-s-great-lakes-region-claims-hundreds-of-lives?leadSource=uverify%20wall
Nigeria - 5 May 2023 Nigerian politician jailed for nine years in UK over organ trafficking plot.
Judge says Ike Ekweremadu was ‘driving force’ in scheme to take kidney for his sick daughter from man brought to London
See here: https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/may/05/nigerian-politician-jailed-in-uk-over-organ-trafficking-plot-ekweremadu
Serbia - 6 May 2023
Funerals held for some victims of Serbia shootings.
Two mass shootings that happened just a day apart this week left 17 people dead and 21 wounded, many of them children.
See here: https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2023/5/6/funerals-held-for-some-victims-of-serbia-shootings