All posts by: Aaron Brooks

16 August 17

Is the world turning its back on Rwanda yet again?

More than 20 years after the world ignored the horrors of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, Paul Kagame has been re-elected as the country’s leader with a 99% majority win. And why not? Kagame is widely credited as the man who steered
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13 August 17

Kenya election erupts into violence, at least 3 killed

At least three people have been killed in violence that followed Kenya’s presidential election on Tuesday.

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12 August 17

UN: 50 migrants from Somalia, Ethiopia ‘deliberately drowned’ by smugglers

The UN migration agency says up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” off the coast of Yemen on Wednesday.

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11 August 17

Kenya election: NASA rejects preliminary results, demands Odinga victory

Kenya’s National Super Alliance party (NASA) has rejected preliminary results naming Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of this week’s election, demanding its own candidate Raila Odinga be named the victor.

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11 August 17

East Africa is getting more dangerous, despite economic progress

The latest Global Peace Index says the world is slightly more peaceful this year than it was in 2016, but East Africa is one exception. Political instability fluctuates unpredictably in the region and a number of conflicts have added to an
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10 August 17

Rwandan refugee kidnapped in Ugandan capital

A Rwandan refugee has been kidnapped in the Uganda capital, Kampala, officials said on Thursday.

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09 August 17

Rwanda: US ‘disturbed by irregularities’ in Kagame election win

The US says it is disturbed by “irregularities” in Rwanda’s presidential election last week.

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07 August 17

Rwanda: Paul Kagame wins landslide election victory

Rwandan president Paul Kagame has secured a third term in power after a landslide victory in the country’s 2017 presidential poll.

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06 August 17

Kenyans flee to Uganda ahead of election

Hundreds of Kenyans are crossing the border into Uganda each day ahead of presidential elections next week, as fears over potential violence increase.

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05 August 17

Kenya: 180,000 security officers on guard for elections

Kenya’s national police has ordered 180,000 security officers to man Tuesday’s presidential elections, as fears over potential violence mount.

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