All posts by: Aaron Brooks

09 October 16

Eritrean Refugee Says Life Is Worse in UK Council Flats

An Eritrean refugee living in the UK claims life in his Swansea council flat is worse than the one he fled five years ago.

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08 October 16

AMISOM Receives $200m from EU to Pay Its Soldiers

The European Union (EU) is set to contribute more than Sh20 billion (around $200m) to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

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01 October 16

Is the International Community at Fault for Africa’s Refugee Problems?

This week Kenya’s Deputy President blamed the international community for failing to deal with the world’s growing migrant crisis. Speaking during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, William Ruto accused global leaders of leaving the task up to
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30 September 16

Al-Shabaab Attacks Kenya Police Station

Somali militant group Al-Shabaab has attacked a police station in Kenya near the border with Somalia.

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30 September 16

Why Are So Many People Trying to Escape Eritrea?

Around 5,000 people flee Eritrea each month, making it the second largest source of migrants heading to Europe. Only Syria contributes greater numbers to the flock of asylum seekers attempting to cross the Mediterranean each year. That doesn’t tell the full
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30 September 16

African Nations Urged to Invest in ‘Blue Economy’

African nations should invest more into the blue economy – which includes fisheries, marine biotechnology, aquaculture, tourism and transport – according to African ministers.

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29 September 16

South Sudan: Riek Machar Calls for Armed Fight Against Government

South Sudan’s former vice-president and rebel leader Riek Machar is calling for an armed struggle against President Salva Kiir’s government.

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25 September 16

South Sudan Seeking Troops After Rejecting UN Peacekeepers

South Sudan is “shopping around” for troops from African nations after rejecting a UN proposal to deploy 4,000 additional peacekeeper troops, according to reports.

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24 September 16

Tanzania: Five Charged with Cybercrime for Insulting President

Five Tanzanians have been charged with cybercrime for criticising President John Magufuli on WhatsApp social media.

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23 September 16

Ethiopia’s Protesting Olympic Medalist Wants to Stay in the US

An Ethiopian marathon runner who made protest gestures against his country’s government at the Rio Olympics has requested to stay in the US, according to reports.

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