Daily Archives: July 9, 2020


A Meal Deal Over A New Deal? A View On The U.K. Chancellor’s Summer Statement

The U.K. Chancellor for the Exchequer Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled a £30 billion pound summer economic package, in an attempt to help reboot the British economy during the Coronavirus pandemic. This so-called “mini-budget” includes a job retention bonus for employers after the government’s job retention scheme ends in October, a […]


Murder of Ethiopian singer catalyses violence and simmering ethnic, political tensions

The shocking shooting of the singer Hachalu Hundessa in Addis Ababa early last week has since sparked widespread violence across the country’s Oromia region. Addis Ababa police have revealed a number of suspects have been detained on suspicion of murdering Hundessa, a singer known for making political commentaries through his […]


A New Approach To Conflict Resolution In Somalia

Five people are dead, and 10 have been injured from a land mine detonated in a restaurant in Baidoa on July 4th. This has happened after al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing carried out last month on a Turkish military base in Mogadishu. An armed vehicle sped through a […]


Protests Sparked By Killing Of Oromo Singer Hachalu Hundessa Reignite Tensions In Ethiopia 2

Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa, 34, was killed on June 29th. He was shot at his home in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, and later died in hospital from his sustained injuries. Two suspects were detained at the scene but have not been charged. He had previously received death threats, but the […]