All posts by: Aaron Brooks

18 October 17

Kenyan police have killed 67 opposition supporters, rights groups say

Rights groups say police in Kenya have killed as many as 67 people across the country since August’s failed presidential election.

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18 October 17

At least 300 killed in Mogadishu terrorist attack

At least 300 people have been killed in Somalia’s worst terrorist attack in decades.

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18 October 17

Rwanda could be the country to lead the region’s green energy push

Over the last decade, Rwanda has established itself as a key innovator in the East Africa region. It’s a grand transformation from a country famous for the most memorable genocide in recent times, among other challenges typical for African nations
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16 October 17

Congo pushes back elections back to April 2019

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission says it won’t be ready to hold elections in the country until April 2019.

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16 October 17

Kenya bans protests as election crisis escalates

Kenya’s government has banned protests in three major cities as the country’s election crisis deepens.

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13 October 17

Could Kenya’s election fiasco inspire change in DR Congo?

Last month, Kenya’s Supreme Court did something never seen before in Africa. It annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s August election victory after opposition candidate Raila Odinga accused the country’s electoral commission of foul play. Not only was it a landmark verdict
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12 October 17

Tanzania: Key investor accuses ‘Bulldozer’ president of scaring away investors

One of the biggest investors in Tanzania has accused President John Magufuli of scaring away foreign investors with his policies.

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11 October 17

Ethiopia devalues currency to boost exports

Ethiopia’s central bank devalued the country’s currency on Tuesday, in a bid to boost stagnating exports.

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10 October 17

Kenya: Odinga pulls out of election repeat

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of Kenya’s election re-run later this month.

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09 October 17

UNHCR: DRC violence drives more than 3,300 to Zambia

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says more than 3,300 Congolese have fled their home country for Zambia in the last month as ethnic tension escalates in theDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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