Ethiopian security forces have embarked on a campaign of forced disarmament that regional leaders and witnesses say has been accompanied by the shooting of civilians, mass detentions and beatings, former ICWA fellow Robbie Corey-Boulet (Ivory Coast and Cameroon, 2013-2015) reports for Agence France Presse. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed—this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate—is facing a
ICWA former fellow Jonathan Guyer (Egypt, 2015-2017) discusses the main presidential candidates’ views on foreign affairs. Read the full article here. Image credits here.
Former ICWA fellow Robbie Corey-Boulet (Ivory Coast and Cameroon, 2013-2015) reports for Agence France Presse about the remarkable rise of Ethiopia’s reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year. Read the full article here. Photo credit here.
France’s new restrictions on asylum seekers have alarmed human rights groups, Karina Piser (France, 2017-2019) reports for The Washington Post. Is the move “tactical,” to defuse the far right’s appeal, or is President Emmanuel Macron simply beginning to show his true colors? Read the full article here. Image credit here.
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