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.

08 March 20

Somalia: Al-Shabaab leader Bashir Mohamed Qorgab killed in airstrike

A senior commander of Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has been killed in an airstrike, according to local reports.

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08 March 20

Inquiry finds Sudanese authorities orchestrated protest massacre

An inquiry carried out by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has found that Sudanese authorities orchestrated an attack against pro-democracy demonstrators on 3 June 2019 that may have killed as many as 241 people.

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08 March 20

South Sudan: Fresh violence prompts peace deal fears

Fresh violence in South Sudan threatens to compromise the country’s struggling peace process.

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04 March 20

Kenya launches pesticide spraying operation to tackle locust infestation

Kenya’s government has launched pesticide spraying operations in several counties in an effort to contain its worst locust infestation in 70 years.

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04 March 20

EU pledges €100 to support ‘democratic transition’ in Sudan

The European Union (EU) has pledged €100 million to support Sudan’s civilian-led government in its ongoing transition towards a democratic system.

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04 March 20

MSF: Thousands flee violence in eastern South Sudan

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says thousands of people in eastern South Sudan are fleeing violence despite growing optimism over the country’s peace process.

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03 March 20

Eritrea: UN denounces “lack of progress” on human rights

A United Nations investigator has condemned a lack of progress on numerous human rights issues in Eritrea and a series of recent events that no improvements are being made in the country.

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03 March 20

Amnesty: Ethiopian police must account for missing opposition leader

Human rights group Amnesty International has called upon authorities in Ethiopia to reveal the whereabouts of Oromo opposition leader Abdi Regassa.

03 March 20

Ethiopia: 13 Canadian healthcare workers detained for improper practice

Ethiopian authorities have detained 13 Canadian healthcare workers accused of improperly practising medicine in the East African nation.

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27 February 20

How popular is Abiy Ahmed in Ethiopia as election looms?

With elections looming, Ethiopia finds itself at yet another defining but equally uncertain political junction. Just a few years ago, the country was tearing itself apart through anti-government protests. Now, the East African nation is in danger of tearing itself
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