All posts by: Aaron Brooks

11 August 17

East Africa is getting more dangerous, despite economic progress

The latest Global Peace Index says the world is slightly more peaceful this year than it was in 2016, but East Africa is one exception. Political instability fluctuates unpredictably in the region and a number of conflicts have added to an
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10 August 17

Rwandan refugee kidnapped in Ugandan capital

A Rwandan refugee has been kidnapped in the Uganda capital, Kampala, officials said on Thursday.

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09 August 17

Rwanda: US ‘disturbed by irregularities’ in Kagame election win

The US says it is disturbed by “irregularities” in Rwanda’s presidential election last week.

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07 August 17

Rwanda: Paul Kagame wins landslide election victory

Rwandan president Paul Kagame has secured a third term in power after a landslide victory in the country’s 2017 presidential poll.

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06 August 17

Kenyans flee to Uganda ahead of election

Hundreds of Kenyans are crossing the border into Uganda each day ahead of presidential elections next week, as fears over potential violence increase.

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05 August 17

Kenya: 180,000 security officers on guard for elections

Kenya’s national police has ordered 180,000 security officers to man Tuesday’s presidential elections, as fears over potential violence mount.

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04 August 17

Uganda, Tanzania start construction of $3.5bn oil pipeline

Uganda and Tanzania put plans in motion on Saturday to begin construction of a $3.5 billion oil pipeline between the two countries.

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03 August 17

Somalia: 7 soldiers killed by landmines near Baidoa

At least seven soldiers were killed in landmine explosions, targeting a military convoy, on Saturday near Baidoa town.

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03 August 17

Somalia: Ethiopia to help Somali troops reclaim town from Al-Shabaab

Ethiopian troops are being deployed to aid Somali’s army in reclaiming a town from Islamist militant groups Al-Shabaab. According to reports, the Ethiopian contingent has arrived in the city of Baidoa and will assist local forces with retaking the town
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31 July 17

Kenya: Facebook rolls out tool to combat fake news ahead of polls

Facebook has rolled out a new tool to help users in Kenya spot fake news ahead of this week’s presidential election.

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