All posts by: Aaron Brooks

30 August 17

South Sudan: President says ‘social media conspiracy’ drove refugees to Uganda

South Sudan President Salva Kiir says the mass exodus of South Sudanese refugees to Uganda is the result of a ‘social media conspiracy’ against the government.

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29 August 17

Burundi: Rebel group vows to step up attacks against government

One of Burundi’s leading rebel groups has promised to step up attacks against the country’s government.

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29 August 17

Rwanda: 7 people killed by crocodiles as dry spell continues

At least seven people have been killed by crocodiles on the banks of Nyabarongo River this month, according to locals.

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28 August 17

Uganda: Kampala choked by heavy trucks in city centre

The Ugandan capital Kampala is struggling to cope with the increased traffic of heavy trucks, despite a directive banning them from the city centre in 2011.

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28 August 17

South Sudan: UN envoy warns election could spark further violence

UN Special Envoy for South Sudan, Nicholas Haysom, warned on Thursday that the country risks falling further into violence if political issues aren’t resolved before elections are scheduled to take place next year.

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27 August 17

LHRC tells Tanzania to stop harassing MPs after three arrested for insulting president

Tanzania’s leading rights group has called on the government to stop harassing MPs following the arrest of three opposition lawmakers.

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27 August 17

Tanzania wants the UN to repatriate more than 8,000 Burundi refugees

Tanzania’s government is urging the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) to repatriate more than 8,000 Burundi refugees.

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26 August 17

Somalia: 10 civilians killed in US-backed raid

Somalia forces backed by US troops shot dead ten civilians – including three children – during a counter-terror operation on Friday, witnesses in the area say.

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25 August 17

Kenya: Swiss couple found dead by Mombasa roadside

The bodies of an elderly Swiss couple were found dumped by a country road in the coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday.

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25 August 17

Ethiopia: Tigray Region wins gold award for land restoration

Ethiopia’s Tigray Region on Tuesday won a gold medal in a UN-backed award program recognising the world’s best policies dealing with desertification and drylands.

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