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Alyssa Ollivier

US based translator and teacher specializing in topics related to human rights, international affairs, politics, and education.

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Latest posts by Alyssa Ollivier

6 August 2019

Security forces in Guinea now have the right to use deadly force

Human rights and opposition groups fear the law could be used to grant impunity and target dissent ahead of 2020 elections when President Alpha Condé will seek a third term. 

12 November 2018

Mauritania keeps anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid in prison — and far away from parliament

Biram Dah Abeid, who is also an elected government official, is accused of slandering and threatening a journalist with close ties to the Mauritanian government.

29 July 2017

The African Community Reacts to Emmanuel Macron's Comments on Birth Rates in Africa

"Here is the question that we must ask: is it up to a non-African president to tell our women how many children they should have?"

14 January 2017

Get to Know Barry Diawadou, the Guinean Independence Hero the Government Prefers to Forget

Let the unknown leaders of the national independence struggle be known again.

23 September 2016

The Struggles of Peacebuilding in Mali

Between the signing of the peace accord on June 20, 2014, and June 25, 2015, Mali recorded 191 attacks, leaving 385 people dead.

10 June 2016

Women Are Speaking Up About the Sexual Harassment They've Experienced in French Politics

"...when it happens, you don't know how to react. You're stunned. Frozen. Do you give him a slap? Everyone is looking at you. Why are you not laughing?"

13 March 2016

Social Media's impact on the 2016 general election in Niger

Le premier tour des élections générales nigériennes de 2016 s'est déroulé le dimanche 21 février 2016. Le second tour aura lieu le 20 mars, afin d'élire le président et les...