All posts by: Aaron Brooks

14 September 16

Can Social Media Help Build a Better Africa?

There’s no denying the impact social media has had on the geopolitical landscape. Its perceived role in the Arab Spring uprisings between 2010 and 2014 hinted at the power a connected world can have. The phrase Twitter revolution is now
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12 September 16

Kizza Besigye: I’m Better Off Dying in Museveni Fight

Uganda’s main opponent to President Museveni says he’d sooner die in the fight against his rival than abandon his cause.

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11 September 16

Tanzania: Earthquake Kills 16 People, More than 250 Injured

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 16 people and injured more than 250 in northwest Tanzania.

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10 September 16

South Sudan: World Vision Worker Killed with His Family in Western Equitoria

A World Vision International worker was shot dead in Western Equatoria last night, together with his wife and two children.

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09 September 16

EAC Comes Under Question Over Trade Deal with Europe

The East African Community (EAC) is being questioned after negotiations over a trade deal with Europe revealed cracks in the bloc’s unity.

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08 September 16

US Envoy Criticises South Sudan President, Opposes Machar Return to Office

US Special Envoy to South Sudan, Donald Booth, says it would be a mistake to reinstate Riek Machar as vice-president in the East African nation.

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06 September 16

Where Did It All Go Wrong for Rwanda and Burundi Relations?

In August Burundi barred transport vehicles from crossing the border into Rwanda. Since then, all food exports to Burundi’s closest neighbour have been banned, deepening the bilateral rift between the two countries. Back in May, Rwanda expelled more than 1,500
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06 September 16

East Africa Steps Up Fight Against Crippling Maize Disease

East African nations are making steady progress in the battle against a crippling maize disease that’s ravaging crops in the region.

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15 August 16

UNHCR Funding Shortage As South Sudanese Flee to Uganda

The United Nation’s refugee agency (UNHCR) is appealing to donors as it warns of a funding shortage for South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis.

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14 August 16

Ethiopia: Protests Could Lead to Civil War, Politician Warns

A veteran politician warns the battle for land reforms in Ethiopia could lead to civil war in the country.

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