All posts by: Aaron Brooks

Aaron Brooks is a UK journalist who wants to cut out the international agendas in news. Spending his early years in both England and Northern Ireland he saw the difference between reality and media coverage at an early age. After graduating from the University of Chester with a BA in journalism, his travels revealed just how large the gap between news and the real world can be. As Editor-in-Chief at East Africa Monitor, it’s his job to provide a balanced view of what’s going on in the region for English-speaking audiences.

07 April 21

Tanzania: New president reverses direction under Magufuli

Tanzania’s new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, is already taking the country in a different direction from the previous administration under the rule of John Magufuli.

cat
30 March 21

Tanzania: 45 people killed in Magufuli memorial crush

Police confirmed on Tuesday that 45 people died during a stampede last week’s memorial for late president John Magufuli.

cat
26 March 21

France ‘blind’ to Rwanda genocide, new report says

A new report published by French historians says France was “blind” to the 1994 Rwandan genocide but finds no evidence of complicity.

cat
24 March 21

Burundi: Amnesty calls for release of activist Germain Rukuki

Rights group Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Burundian human rights activist Germain Rukuki.

cat
23 March 21

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed acknowledges Tigray atrocities

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledged that reports indicate atrocities have been committed in the country’s Tigray conflict.

cat
22 March 21

UN: Armed attacks kill hundreds in DR Congo since January

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warns that armed attacks against civilians in northeastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo are on the rise.

cat
19 March 21

Tanzania: John Magufuli dies aged 61

Tanzania President John Magufuli has died aged 61, two weeks after his last public appearance, amid rumours he had contracted Covid-19

cat
11 March 21

Tanzania: John Magufuli reportedly in hospital with Covid-19

Speculation is growing over the whereabouts of Tanzania President John Magufil amid reports he is in hospital with Covid-19.

cat
09 March 21

Uganda: Bobi Wine calls for protests against election result

Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi has called upon citizens to take to the streets in protest over January’s presidential election result, which his party claims was rigged in favour of long-serving president Yoweri Museveni.

cat
05 March 21

HRW: Eritrean forces massacre civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Eritrean armed forces killed scores of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray regions, including children as young as 13, in November 2020.

cat
Search
Newsletter

Follow me on Twitter