All posts by: Aaron Brooks

24 July 17

Lessons from China: The pros and cons of rapid development

The rapid economic development of countries like Ethiopia and Rwanda are well documented. Or, more accurately, the benefits of Africa’s economic surge are widely applauded but the potential downsides of growing too much, too quickly are rarely discussed. Yet the
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24 July 17

South Sudan: President declares state of emergency in four states

South Sudan President Salva Kirr has declared a three-month state of emergency in four states across the country.

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24 July 17

Burundi: President calls on refugees to return home

Burundi President Pierre Nkuruniza is calling on people who fled the country during political unrest since 2015 to return home.

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23 July 17

South Sudan: Donors end support for nation’s failed peace deal

Western donors are refusing to support South Sudan’s peace process any further, until a more credible agreement is put in place.

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22 July 17

South Sudan ready to accept UN regional peacekeeping force

South Sudan’s government says it is ready to accept a 4,000-troop regional peacekeeping force, as part of the United Nation’s efforts in the world’s youngest nation.

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21 July 17

Ethiopia frees 114 Somali prisoners

Ethiopia has released more than 110 Somali prisoners following a diplomatic agreement between the two countries.

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20 July 17

Tanzania named Africa’s best safari destination

Tanzania has been named as Africa’s best safari destination by the largest online marketplace for African safari tours.

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19 July 17

Donald Trump has a big decision to make over Sudan sanctions

US President Donald Trump has a big decision to make next month regarding sanctions imposed on Sudan. The US president, whose travel ban on Sudan and five other predominantly Muslim nations was partially reinstated this week, will need to decide whether
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18 July 17

Somalia: Do US intervention create more terrorists?

The United States has a consistent approach to tackling extremism in foreign lands. Bombs drop from the sky, somewhat indiscriminately falling upon innocent civilians and targets identified as terrorist threats. Reports of extremist leaders being killed by airstrikes are pretty
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17 July 17

South Sudan: Director jailed for not airing president speech

The director of South Sudan’s state television has been arrested for failing to air a live broadcast of President Salva Kiir’s Independence Day speech.

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