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 deteriorating security situation in the diverse southern region of Lower Omo Valley ahead of elections next year.

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