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.

14 November 19

UNHCR: Human rights violations against displaced in eastern DRC

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has warned that hundreds of thousands of displaced people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are facing grave human rights violations.

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12 November 19

Can Ethiopia heal its ethnic wounds without stifling rights?

So much progress has been made since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came into power last April that it’s easy to forget the troubled situation his country was in at the time. Faced with the seemingly impossible task of quelling
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06 November 19

DRC: Attackers kill journalist raising Ebola awareness

A journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), known for raising awareness about the country’s ongoing Ebola crisis, has been killed in his home.

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06 November 19

UK: Burundi remains threat to international peace and security

The UK’s Political Coordinator at the UN has warned the Security Council that Burundi remains a threat to international peace and security.

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05 November 19

Ex-Rwanda official stands trial in Belgium over 1994 genocide

Former Rwandan official Fabien Neretse went on trial in Belgium on Monday, charged with his involvement in the 1994 genocide that killed an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

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05 November 19

HRW: Students, journalists attacked by Uganda security forces

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says students and journalists are being attacked by security forces in Uganda ina succession of human rights violations.

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05 November 19

Ethiopia: PM says protest death toll rises to 86

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday that the death toll from violent protests last month now stands at 86 people.

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05 November 19

Kenya population reaches 47.6m, census reveals

Kenya’s population has increased by nine million over the past decade, official 2019 census data has revealed.

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01 November 19

Tanzanian comedian arrested over Magufuli face-swap

A popular Tanzanian comedian is being held by police after sharing face-swap images of himself and President John Magufuli, according to his lawyer.

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01 November 19

Ethiopia: At least 78 killed in protest violence, death toll could rise

Authorities in Ethiopia say at least 78 people were killed during protest violence last week, warning the death toll could still rise as ethnic tensions continue to trouble the East African nation.

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