All posts by: Aaron Brooks

03 April 18

Burundi frees 740 political prisoners after presidential pardon

Burundi released 740 political prisoners on Friday, mots of whom had been imprisoned after participating in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza in 2015, during the early days of the country’s ongoing political crisis.

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03 April 18

Kenya: Heavy rains reveal fault line that could split Africa in two

Heavy rains in Kenya have revealed a fault line that geologists say could split Africa in two over the next tens of millions of years.

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30 March 18

Why did Nigeria U-turn on African free trade agreement?

After years of negotiations,  44 African countries endorsed an agreement to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on March 21, 2018. It’s a move that brings the African Union’s vision of a single African market one giant step closer
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30 March 18

Kenya: Miguna ‘injected’ and deported unconscious after being detained in toilet

Kenyan opposition politician Miguna Miguna was held down by security officials and injected “with noxious substances” before being deported on Tuesday.

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30 March 18

United Nations renews security mission in DRC

The United Nations has extended its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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30 March 18

Ethiopia: Abiye Ahmed to be sworn in as new PM on April 2

Abiye Ahmed will be sworn in as Ethiopia’s new prime minister on Monday, parliament has confirmed.

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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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