All posts by: Aaron Brooks

15 December 17

How long will the world let South Sudan’s government trivialise human rights?

On Thursday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on South Sudan’s government to stop delaying the creation of a hybrid court to deal with human rights violations during the country’s civil conflict. “Four years into the conflict, both parties continue to
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14 December 17

Rwanda calls on France to admit alleged role in 1994 genocide

Kigali is calling on France to admit allegations are true that it was implicated in the Rwanda genocide, which killed an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis.

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14 December 17

Four challenges African innovation needs to tackle

Innovation is highlighted as a key driver for Africa’s long-term development. In the words of Makhtar Diop, the World Bank’s Vice President for Africa: “Innovation is absolutely key to African stability and growth in the coming decades”. However, the continent faces
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13 December 17

Oxfam: Funding shortage threatens millions in DRC

Oxfam has warned that millions facing hunger and acute malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) risk having life-saving aid cut amid a funding shortage.

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11 December 17

Kenya: Nasa postpones Raila Odinga swearing-in ceremony

Kenyan opposition group Nasa postponed a planned swearing-in ceremony for Raila Odinga on Sunday, after consulting with national and international bodies.

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10 December 17

DRC: 15 UN peacekeepers killed in terrorist attack

Fifteen UN peacekeepers have been killed in a terrorist attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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07 December 17

Kenya’s political crisis is deepening and there’s little hope for a speedy resolution

The past year has been incredibly challenging for Kenyan politics and there’s no end in sight for the country’s ongoing crisis. While the government is calling for unity and doing everything it can to play down the severity of tension
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04 December 17

Kenya: Opposition strategist arrested after warning government over election

Chief Strategist for Kenyan opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA), David Ndii, has been arrested after he fired a warning to the country’s government over its recent election fiasco.

03 December 17

Tanzania: Police arrest women over same-sex kiss

Police in Tanzania have arrested a woman after a video clip showing her kiss another woman went viral online.

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29 November 17

Uganda: Environment minister speaks out over air pollution

Uganda’s environment minister Mary Goretti Kitutu has decried the country’s ongoing issue with air pollution, following a World Health Organisation (WHO) report that says 80% of the country’s population is breathing polluted air.

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