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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.

03 July 20

Burundi: New president shifts government stance on COVID-19

Newly-elected Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye says the coronavirus is the country’s “biggest enemy” in a dramatic turnaround from the stance taken by his late predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza.

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02 July 20

Ethiopia: Military deployed after 80 killed in protests

Ethiopia deployed the military in the country’s capital on Wednesday in response to protests and unrest that has killed more than 80 people over the previous two days.

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01 July 20

Sudan: One person killed in protests demanding faster reforms

One person has been killed and several others injured during protests in Sudan, a government spokesman has confirmed.

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24 June 20

South Sudan: UN highlights COVID-19 and violence threat to peace process

The United Nations has raised concerns over the threat of the coronavirus outbreak and an increase in violence across South Sudan as a “twin-threat” to the country’s struggling peace process.

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24 June 20

Uganda reopens border to refugees fleeing DRC

Uganda has temporarily reopened its border with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to accept refugees fleeing violence from the country.

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21 June 20

South Sudan leaders agree landmark deal over control of states

South Sudan’s rival leaders have reached a landmark deal to determine the selection of governors for the nation’s 10 states.

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21 June 20

Burundi: Evariste Ndayishimiye sworn in as president

Burundi has sworn in newly-elected Evariste Ndayishimiye as president two months earlier than planned, following the death of former president Pierre Nkurunziza.

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21 June 20

Kenya secures final seat at UN Security Council after second vote

Kenya narrowly secured a place on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday after beating Djibouti in a second round of voting.

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10 June 20

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza dies of heart attack

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack at the age of 55.

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05 June 20

UN: 1,300 civilians killed in eastern DRC violence

The United Nations says 1,300 civilians have been killed in conflicts involving several rebel groups and government forces over the past eight months in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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