All posts by: Aaron Brooks

29 March 18

Ethiopia: Ruling party elects ethnic Oromo to lead the country

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition part has picked Abiy Ahmed as its new leader, paving the way for him to become the country’s prime minister.

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28 March 18

IGAD says South Sudan rebel leader Machar should be freed

The East African bloc IGAD says South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar should be released from house arrest in South Africa as soon as possible.

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28 March 18

Kenya attempts to deport Miguna Miguna again

Kenyan authorities are trying to deport opposition politician Miguna Miguna for the second time, according to a human rights group in the country.

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27 March 18

Ethiopia rearrests opposition leaders, journalists over flag display

Police in Ethiopia arrested 12 opposition leaders and journalists on Sunday – all former political prisoners recently released by the government.

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27 March 18

Somalia: Mogadishu car bomb kills at least 4 people near parliament

A car bomb explosion in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed at least four people, police said on Sunday.

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26 March 18

African nations agree deal for Continental Free Trade Area

State leaders from 44 African countries have agreed a deal to create a Continental Free Trade Area, set to become one of the largest in the world.

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26 March 18

Eritrea tells Ethiopia to deal with its security problems, stop blaming others

Eritrea has responded to accusations from Ethiopia that it has compromised security in its neighbouring country by telling the Ethiopian government to deal with its own problem and stop looking for scapegoats.

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26 March 18

Tanzania arrests two people calling for protests on social media

Police in Tanzania have arrested two people accused of urging fellow citizens to protests against John Magufuli and his government.

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22 March 18

Cambridge Analytica implicated in Kenya election fiasco

Cambridge Analytica, the data firm accused of influencing the 2016 Brexit referendum and US presidential election results, has been implicated in Kenya’s election troubles last year.

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19 March 18

Burundi announces May 17 date for referendum

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has announced the country will hold a referendum on constitutional changes that could extend his rule on May 17.

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