Henry Whitelaw

About Henry Whitelaw

Henry is a Third Year History student from the University of Edinburgh, currently studying on a year abroad at the University of Sydney.

Report: Zanzibar 2020 1

At present, the 2020 election in Zanzibar appears to be heading down a similar path to previous elections in the semi-autonomous state; that is, a fierce contest marred by violence. Preventing this cycle of violence coinciding with an impending election is key to ensuring not only the safety and security […]

$1.2 Billion Pledged To Aid In Mozambique Recovery 1

Last week, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced that an initial pledge of $1.2 billion (USD) has so far been made to help “restore livelihoods and rebuild infrastructure” in Mozambique after two cyclones have hit the region these past months. According to the UNDP, a pledging conference held in […]

Inter-Ethnic Violence In Nigeria Pushing Thousands Into Niger

A rise in violence in North-Western Nigeria has led to the displacement of tens of thousands of people across the border into Niger. The cause is believed to be an unprecedented rise in inter-ethnic violence, unrelated to the Boko Haram insurgency currently endemic to the region. At a press briefing […]

Children of IS Fighters Held in “Secret Detention Facilities”

Information acquired by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) suggests that children whose fathers fought for the Islamic State militant group, are likely being held in “secret detention facilities”and unidentified “settlements” away from their mothers. The intelligence, (the sources of which the UN has not disclosed) suggests that authorities in […]

Cox’s Bazar Report: Relocating The Rohingya

The Kutupalong-Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, more widely known by the anglicised name of its nearest town, Cox’s Bazar, is currently the world’s largest refugee camp. It is thought that over 1 million Rohingya Muslims currently live there, having fled persecution in their native state of Rakhine in Myanmar. Alongside […]

Navigating Nauru: Authoritarianism Under The Waqa Government 1

After fighting Nauru’s Waqa government for the past 5 years, ex-president Sprent Dabwido has passed away, leaving the remaining members of the Nauru 19 leaderless as they await their appeal decision. Dabwido served as President of Nauru between 2011-2013 and signed the controversial deal with then Australian Prime Minister Julia […]

Sudan: Power To The People?

After the ousting of President Omar al-Bashir, Sudan looks set – albeit tentatively – to be heading towards civilian rule for the first time in nearly thirty years. On 21 April, the leaders of the various groups of protesters unveiled their plans for a civilian body to take over from […]

The Irish Border And Brexit

  The convoluted topic of Britain’s exit from the European Union remains central to much of the day’s news screen. Crucial to Brexit – and the current stalling of the process – is the question of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This has provided such […]