All posts by: Aaron Brooks

19 March 18

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of destabilising security

Ethiopia has accused neighbouring Eritrea of attempting to compromise its security by supporting “destructive” groups.

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18 March 18

Burundi named world’s unhappiest country

Burundi is the world’s unhappiest nation, according to the World Happiness Report 2018, released on Wednesday.

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17 March 18

Rwanda bans mosques from using loudspeakers in Kigali

Mosques in the Rwandan capital of Kigali have been banned from using loudspeakers during calls to prayer.

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16 March 18

UN threatens South Sudan with arms embargo

The United Nations has demanded an immediate end to fighting in South Sudan, warning the country’s warring political sides it will consider an arms embargo if violations of a ceasefire continue.

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13 March 18

Ethiopian soldiers kill 9 civilians in ‘accidental shooting’

Soldiers in Ethiopia killed nine civilians in the Oromia region on Saturday in what the state media described as an “accidental shooting” on Sunday.

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12 March 18

South Sudan leaders using oil to fund war, new report says

A new report from the Sentry claims to offer fresh insights into how South Sudan’s elite is using oil to fund the country’s ongoing civil conflict.

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10 March 18

Rwanda: 16 people killed as lightening strike hits church

At least 16 people have been killed and 140 others injured when lightning struck a church on Saturday.

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09 March 18

Kenya: ‘Brothers’ Kenyatta and Odinga vow to resolve differences

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition rival Raila Odinga have promised to resolve their differences and heal the country’s political divide.

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07 March 18

Kenya bans South African meat products over listeria scare

Kenya has banned the import and sale of processed meat products from South Africa due to a listeria outbreak that has killed at least 180 people.

06 March 18

What next for the DRC if election goes ahead, as promised?

Last month, the DRC’s minister of communications, Lambert Mende, said the country’s president, Joseph Kabila, has no intentions of running in elections scheduled to be held in December this year. According to Mende, Kabila has never intended to seek a third
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