All posts by: Aaron Brooks

21 June 17

Tanzania: Paper banned for two years, editor threatened

Tanzanian newspaper Mawio is facing a two-year ban after reporting on a misconduct investigation that implicates two former presidents.

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21 June 17

Why is manufacturing still not driving East African economies?

East Africa isn’t without its economic success stories. Ethiopia and Rwanda are two of the region’s most exciting economies and Tanzania could be lining itself up as a rising force in the region. However, they – and the more established
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20 June 17

Kenya: Farmers expect maize shortage to continue

Farmers in Kenya say they’re pessimistic about the country’s maize shortage ending anytime soon, two months ahead of the next harvest.

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19 June 17

Eritrea blames US for border conflict that killed 70,000

Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki has blamed the US for a border conflict with Ethiopia that killed an estimated 70,000 people between 1998 and 2000.

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18 June 17

Djibouti accuses Eritrea of occupying disputed territory

Djibouti has accused Eritrea of occupying a stretch of disputed territory along their shared border, days after Qatar peacekeeper troops were withdrawn from the site.

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17 June 17

Somalia: 31 killed in Al-Shabaab restaurant attack

At least 31 people were killed during an Al-Shabaab attack on a restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday night.

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16 June 17

Burundi: Grenade attack kills one, injures nine

One person was killed and nine people injured in a grenade attack in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura on Wednesday.

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16 June 17

East Africa: Is deforestation hampering the fight against malaria?

The fight against malaria in East Africa is stalling. A number of financial, environmental and human-caused factors contribute to rising death rates from the disease in parts of the region, which remains one of the worst regions in the world.
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15 June 17

Ethiopia corrects reports on food aid shortage

Ethiopia today moved to correct reports suggesting it will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people by the end of June.

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15 June 17

Kenya foils Al-Shabaab attack, arrests six militants

Kenya says is has foiled a planned terrorist attack orchestrated by Somali extremist group Al-Shabaab after arrested six suspected terrorists.

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