All posts by: Aaron Brooks

03 April 18

Israel backtracks on deal to resettle African migrants

Israel has backtracked on a deal struck with the UN to resettle African migrants currently residing in the Middle East nation, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the agreement on national television.

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03 April 18

Ethiopia swears in Abiye Ahmed as prime minister

Ethiopia’s parliament has sworn in Abiye Ahmed as the country’s new prime minister.

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03 April 18

Trump to suspend duty-free clothing imports from Rwanda

US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced plans to suspend the duty-free treatment of clothing imported from Rwanda under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

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03 April 18

CPJ: Kenyan journalists assaulted by police at Nairobi airport

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is calling on authorities in Kenya to investigate the assault of journalists by police at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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03 April 18

Burundi frees 740 political prisoners after presidential pardon

Burundi released 740 political prisoners on Friday, mots of whom had been imprisoned after participating in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza in 2015, during the early days of the country’s ongoing political crisis.

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03 April 18

Kenya: Heavy rains reveal fault line that could split Africa in two

Heavy rains in Kenya have revealed a fault line that geologists say could split Africa in two over the next tens of millions of years.

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30 March 18

Why did Nigeria U-turn on African free trade agreement?

After years of negotiations,  44 African countries endorsed an agreement to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on March 21, 2018. It’s a move that brings the African Union’s vision of a single African market one giant step closer
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30 March 18

Kenya: Miguna ‘injected’ and deported unconscious after being detained in toilet

Kenyan opposition politician Miguna Miguna was held down by security officials and injected “with noxious substances” before being deported on Tuesday.

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30 March 18

United Nations renews security mission in DRC

The United Nations has extended its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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30 March 18

Ethiopia: Abiye Ahmed to be sworn in as new PM on April 2

Abiye Ahmed will be sworn in as Ethiopia’s new prime minister on Monday, parliament has confirmed.

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