All posts by: Aaron Brooks

22 September 15

Uganda’s HIV Beauty Pageant Stands Against Stigmatisation

Uganda held an HIV beauty pageant last week, designed to tackle stigmatisation against people living with the virus. As the nation’s long fight against AIDS and HIV continues, discrimination against sufferers is a major concern, where 7.2 percent of the Ugandan
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22 September 15

Tanzania Government to Work with Private Sector on Rice Marketing

The government of Tanzania will team up with the private sector in a move to boost the nation’s rice marketing and branding opportunities. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of EAC, Ms. Joyce Mapunjo, revealed the plans at a recent seminar organised
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22 September 15

Somalia Car Bomb Kills 7 in Presidential Palace Attack

A car bomb killed at least seven people in Somalia on Monday in an attack aimed at the Presidential Palace. A police officer has confirmed five fatalities and further injuries to Reuters, although other reports say as many as seven deaths
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21 September 15

South Sudan President Shuns UN Meeting to Address Ceasefire Violations

South Sudan President Salva Kiir will shun a UN meeting later this month to address the continuing violence in war-stricken South Sudan. The president had been invited to the meeting in New York by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, following
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21 September 15

Uganda Says Goodbye to General Aronda Nyakairima

Thousands of Ugandans gathered in the ancestral home town of General Aronda Nyakairima yesterday to pay tribute to the fallen military officer. Among the attendants was President Yoweri Museveni, the chief mourner at the funeral service held in Nyakiju Village,
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21 September 15

Oil Tanker Explosion Kills Over 100 in South Sudan

More than a 100 people have been reportedly killed and 50 more injured after an oil tanker explosion in South Sudan on Wednesday. More than 170 have been killed according to some sources and regional officials told one news source
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21 September 15

Rwanda Calls on Drones to Make Emergency Deliveries

Rwanda is calling on the help of drones to make emergency deliveries to remote parts of the country. The project is slated to start as early as next year with Foster + Partners contracted to build three “Droneports” by 2020.
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16 September 15

UN to Decide on New South Sudan Sanctions Today

UN diplomats have announced they will decide today whether to impose sanctions on a South Sudan army chief and for army general, turned rebel, for “continuing to fuel conflict in the world’s newest nation.” Sanctions have been proposed by the
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16 September 15

Russia & Angola Block Latest UN Sanctions Against South Sudan

Russia and Angola have blocked the UN’s latest attempt to impose sanctions on key military and opposition figures in South Sudan. The United Nation Security Council (UNSC) voted on Tuesday over a US-backed proposal to impose sanctions on South Sudan
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15 September 15

Burundi President Calls for Military Unity After Army Chief Assassination Attempt

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has called on the nation’s military to unite following an assassination attempt against the leading army chief. General Prime Niyongabo survived the the attack, but six people where killed and six more injured in the ambush. Witnesses
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