All posts by: Aaron Brooks

26 April 17

How can East Africa solve its unemployment problem?

“Africa Rising” has been the popular term used to describe the rapid economic growth taking place in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000. The assumption is African nations will continue to rise out of economic turmoil to secure a sustainable and peaceful
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25 April 17

UN: Human rights abuses in South Sudan still going unpunished

Human rights abuses are still going unpunished in South Sudan, according to the Human Rights Director for the United Nations Mission (UNMISS).

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25 April 17

Kenya cancels elections after massive voter turnout

Kenya has cancelled the primaries election for its ruling party after too many voters turned up, leading to a shortage of materials.

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24 April 17

Somalia: Kenyan army ‘kills 52 Al-Shabaab fighters’

The Kenyan army says it has killed 52 Al-Shabaab fighters during an attack on one of the group’s camps in Somalia.

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23 April 17

Somalia: Piracy on the rise again, US military says

Piracy off the coast of Somalia is on the rise again, according to US military officials.

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22 April 17

Ethiopia: Report says 669 killed in recent violence

A government-backed report says almost 700 people have been killed during violent unrest in Ethiopia since August 2016.

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22 April 17

World Bank names Rwanda among most resilient economies

A new report from the World Bank has named Rwanda among Africa’s most resilient economies.

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21 April 17

Will Somalia benefit from Trump throwing his military weight around?

When Trump won the US presidential election late last year there was a global sense that something big – and perhaps not all that positive – had just happened. Talk of building walls, banning Muslims and rewriting international trade deals
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20 April 17

Chinese investors want to turn Port of Djibouti into the the ‘Shekou of East Africa’

China Merchant Group (CMG) says it plans are in motion to turn the Port of Djibouti into the “Shekou of East Africa”.

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20 April 17

East Africa: Growing population putting pressure on region

The East African Community (EAC) says rapid population growth is putting the region’s economies and environments under pressure.

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