All posts by: Aaron Brooks

02 October 15

Another Opposition Leader Killed in Burundi

Another opposition leader in Burundi has been shot dead by gunmen in the country’s capital Bujumbura. Jean Baptiste Nsengiyumva of the Movement for Solidarity and Democracy (MSD) party was killed on Tuesday night, while walking back to his home. Police have
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01 October 15

Mutilated Tanzanian Albino Children Return Home

Five Tanzanian albino children, who were attacked and mutilated by thugs, are returning home after being treated in the US. More than 76 albinos have been murdered in Tanzania since 2000 – and many more mutilated – under the superstition
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30 September 15

UK Troops Heading to Somalia and South Sudan

British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced UK troops will be deployed to assist UK peacekeeping missions in Somalia and South Sudan. Cameron will offer support at a UN peacekeeping session on Monday. The event will be hosted by UN
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30 September 15

Four Burundi Officials Facing EU Sanctions

The EU is ready to impose sanctions on four Burundi officials close to President Pierre Nkurunziza, sources say. Travel bans and asset freezes have been agreed by EU ambassadors and are expected to take effect on Friday. The sanctions are in
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30 September 15

Somalia: 14-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead By AMISON Peacekeeper

A Somali youngster has been shot dead by an AMISON peacekeeper while playing football near Mogadishu Stadium on Sunday. The unarmed boy was playing with his friends near the stadium grounds, which has been occupied by AMISON forces since 2011, when
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30 September 15

Africa Leaders Call for UN Reforms

Numerous African leaders have called for reforms to the UN Security Council at the General Assembly, Monday. African Union Chairman and Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe; Ethiopia Prime, Minister Hailemariam Desalegn; and South Africa President Jacob Zuma criticised the exclusion of African nations
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30 September 15

UN Calls for Access to Vulnerable Populations in South Sudan

The UN has called upon South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar to allow its agencies access to vulnerable populations in the war-stricken country. South Sudan has been in a state of civil war for 21 months
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27 September 15

Rwanda Denies Unofficial Detention Centre Claims

Rwanda has strongly denied the existence of unofficial detention centres, after a scathing report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report makes claims of “unlawful detention and ill-treatment” in Rwanda’s Gikindo Transit Centre, while Rwanda insists the facility in question
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27 September 15

Magufuli Vows War Against Albino Killings

Tanzanian Presidential candidate John Magufuli has vowed to intensify the war against killing albinos – a growing problem in Lake Zone regions. The area has seen a rise in horrific crimes against people with albinism in recent years, with witchdoctors fuelling
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23 September 15

Ugandan Troops to Withdraw From South Sudan

Ugandan troops who have been fighting against rebel forces in South Sudan will start to withdraw from the country next week. The Ugandan People’s Defense Force (UPDF) has been fighting alongside the South Sudanese army (SPLA), against the opposition forces
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