AFP: Robbie Corey-Boulet on violence in southern Ethiopia

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 […]

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Washington Post: Karina Piser on Macron’s lurch to the right

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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ICWA semi-annual dinner in DC

Please mark your calendars for our semi-annual dinner in Washington on Thursday, December 5th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW. Keynote speaker Fabrice Houdart—ICWA trustee and UN human rights officer—will discuss historic xenophobia in France in the context of current anti-immigrant sentiments. More details to follow soon. Earlier in the […]

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