No Natural Disasters Here, Metaphorical or Otherwise

Yay, we’re back!

On this episode of OM’s Chatter, Karan and Vennesa are ditched by Nate, but they muddle through, somehow, to bring you a whole episode devoid of disasters, metaphorical or otherwise (aka no Trump, no Harvey, no Irma).

First off, they talk Myanmar & the Rohingya crisis, who’s behind the violence, and whether Aung San Suu Kyi should really be catching this much international heat for failing to condemn the ethnic cleansing.

Then they pop over to Kenya for an unofficial Africa Bit, and Vennesa brings us up to speed on what’s happening with the now-annulled Kenyan elections, what the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission in the country plans to do about it, and whether the Kenyan economy could be hurt by instability in the lead-up to the re-run elections in October.

Last, but not least, Karan talks about the latest from the EU in the wake of dramatic (yet somehow still mind-numbingly dull) divorce happenings, what Jean-Claude Junker said (correction: what former European Central Bank President, Jean-Claude Trichet said) about the creation of an executive branch of the EU, and what that might mean for anti-EU parties that having been popping up in EU member states and gaining popularity.

All in all, not disasters yet, but there’s still a few months left in the year.

Thanks for listening! Join us again next week (hopefully) for another episode of Chatter!

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