All posts by: Aaron Brooks

27 March 18

Somalia: Mogadishu car bomb kills at least 4 people near parliament

A car bomb explosion in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed at least four people, police said on Sunday.

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26 March 18

African nations agree deal for Continental Free Trade Area

State leaders from 44 African countries have agreed a deal to create a Continental Free Trade Area, set to become one of the largest in the world.

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26 March 18

Eritrea tells Ethiopia to deal with its security problems, stop blaming others

Eritrea has responded to accusations from Ethiopia that it has compromised security in its neighbouring country by telling the Ethiopian government to deal with its own problem and stop looking for scapegoats.

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26 March 18

Tanzania arrests two people calling for protests on social media

Police in Tanzania have arrested two people accused of urging fellow citizens to protests against John Magufuli and his government.

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22 March 18

Cambridge Analytica implicated in Kenya election fiasco

Cambridge Analytica, the data firm accused of influencing the 2016 Brexit referendum and US presidential election results, has been implicated in Kenya’s election troubles last year.

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19 March 18

Burundi announces May 17 date for referendum

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has announced the country will hold a referendum on constitutional changes that could extend his rule on May 17.

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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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