UK Foreign Aid: Don’t be Distracted by the ‘Ethiopian Spice Girls’

This article was originally published on 6th August 2017 at Jericho Online. Reproduced here with full permissions.

England’s Spice Girls once sang ‘will this déjà vu never end?’, but it is the ‘Ethiopian Spice Girls’ — a five-piece girl band named Yegna — who have again returned to UK headlines in recent weeks with the perennial and contentious topic of foreign aid. Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement that Britain will preserve its commitment to spending 0.7% of Gross National Income on foreign aid has sparked…