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.

15 February 19

Tanzania is starting to look a lot like a one-party state once again

At the end of January, Tanzania’s parliament granted the country’s ruling government sweeping powers over rival political parties. Opposition legislators were quick to criticise the amendments, arguing they cement a “one-party rule” Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) ruling party. For analysts looking at
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14 February 19

DRC: Ebola vaccines offered in exchange for sex

Several NGOs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have revealed women in the country are being asked to perform sex acts in exchange for Ebola treatment.

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14 February 19

South Sudan ‘a hijacked state’ new report says

South Sudan has been described as “a hijacked state” and a “violent kleptocracy” in a condemning new report from the Enough Project.

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11 February 19

South Sudan to reach pre-war oil production levels by mid-2020

South Sudan’s oil minister says the country will return to pre-war oil production levels by mid-2020.

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08 February 19

Uganda: BBC journalists arrested by police

Police in Uganda have arrested a group of BBC investigative journalists in the country’s capital, Kampala.

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08 February 19

Kenya joins international coalition against Islamic State

Kenya has joined the Global Coalition against Daesh, an international group of nations standing together in the fight against Islamic State.

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08 February 19

DRC: Ebola cases surge past 780, experts call for emergency declaration

More than 780 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since an outbreak was declared in August.

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06 February 19

Sudan reopens border with Eritrea after year-long closure

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has reopened the border with Eritrea, which had been closed since early January 2018.

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04 February 19

Somalia: 11 killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack

At least 11 people were killed in a car bomb attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Monday.

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02 February 19

DRC: Fayulu calls for ‘peaceful resistance’ after controversial election loss

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC’s) top opposition leader Martin Fayulu has called upon supporters to engage in “peaceful resistance” following his controversial presidential election loss earlier this year.

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