All posts by: Aaron Brooks

18 December 17

South Sudan: Army squeezes rebel forces as peace talks begin

South Sudan’s army captured a rebel headquarters in Lasu on Monday as fresh peace talks began in Ethiopia, which aim to bring the country’s four-year civil conflict to an end.

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15 December 17

How long will the world let South Sudan’s government trivialise human rights?

On Thursday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on South Sudan’s government to stop delaying the creation of a hybrid court to deal with human rights violations during the country’s civil conflict. “Four years into the conflict, both parties continue to
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15 December 17

Bodies of Tanzanian peacekeepers to return home this week

The bodies of 14 Tanzanian peacekeeper troops killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be repatriated this week.

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14 December 17

Rwanda calls on France to admit alleged role in 1994 genocide

Kigali is calling on France to admit allegations are true that it was implicated in the Rwanda genocide, which killed an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis.

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14 December 17

Four challenges African innovation needs to tackle

Innovation is highlighted as a key driver for Africa’s long-term development. In the words of Makhtar Diop, the World Bank’s Vice President for Africa: “Innovation is absolutely key to African stability and growth in the coming decades”. However, the continent faces
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13 December 17

Oxfam: Funding shortage threatens millions in DRC

Oxfam has warned that millions facing hunger and acute malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) risk having life-saving aid cut amid a funding shortage.

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12 December 17

Kenya president condemns killing of peacekeepers in DRC

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the killing of 15 Tanzanian soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who were operating as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission.

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11 December 17

Kenya: Nasa postpones Raila Odinga swearing-in ceremony

Kenyan opposition group Nasa postponed a planned swearing-in ceremony for Raila Odinga on Sunday, after consulting with national and international bodies.

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10 December 17

DRC: 15 UN peacekeepers killed in terrorist attack

Fifteen UN peacekeepers have been killed in a terrorist attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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09 December 17

WHO: Uganda ends Marburg virus outbreak

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Uganda has successfully contained an outbreak of Marburg virus, weeks after it was first detected.

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