All posts by: Aaron Brooks

06 March 17

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of failed dam attack

Ethiopia has accused Eritrean rebels of staging an attack on the massive Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project.

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04 March 17

Kenya: 3 teachers kidnapped by gunmen in Dadaab

Police in Kenya say three teachers have been kidnapped by gunmen from Dadaab refugee camp.

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02 March 17

Is East Africa the most dangerous region in the world?

Last year’s Global Peace Index (GPI) report from the Institute for Economics and Peace ranked countries around the world in order of safety. Sadly, Africa didn’t score too well in the report, largely thanks to the reemergence of civil conflict, a
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01 March 17

Somalia declares drought a ‘national disaster’

Somalia’s president has declared a national disaster in the country as it continues to grapple with a prolonged drought.

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01 March 17

In Kenya, patients are dying as doctors’ strike runs on

Patients in Kenya are dying as doctors in the country continue to strike over an unfulfilled agreement with the government, signed in 2013.

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28 February 17

How long will Ethiopia’s state of emergency suppress dissent?

On February 2, Ethiopia’s communications minister told the Financial Times that the country’s state of emergency had succeeded in suppressing nationwide anti-government protests.

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28 February 17

What’s behind the ‘xenophobic’ attacks in South Africa?

On Friday, a group calling themselves the “Mamelodi Concerned Residents” marched against South Africa’s immigration laws in the country’s capital, Pretoria. The protest sparked a wave of looting shops owned by foreign nationals – particularly Somali immigrants – which prompted clashes
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25 February 17

South Sudan accused of blocking aid to famine victims

The head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, says the country’s government is still blocking aid to famine victims, despite promising “unimpeded access” on Tuesday.

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23 February 17

Somalia’s new president vows to tackle insecurity, corruption

Somalia’s new president pledged to tackle the country’s problems with insecurity and corruption as he was sworn in on Wednesday.

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21 February 17

Kenya’s government wants to tap its citizens’ mobile phones

The Kenyan government has ordered mobile phone companies in the country to allow it to tap their computers – and the conversations, texts and mobile money transactions of citizens.

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