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.

19 January 21

Uganda: Bobi Wine under house arrest after Museveni election win

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine says he is being held under house arrest after President Yoweri Museveni was re-elected for his sixth term on Thursday.

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19 January 21

Uganda: Museveni wins contested election, secures sixth term

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni secured a sixth term in power on Saturday after the country’s electoral commission named him the winner of this week’s landmark election.

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08 January 21

Tanzania: John Magufuli asks China to forgive outstanding debt

Tanzania President John Magufuli has appealed to China to forgive some debt incurred by the East African nation.

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05 January 21

Ethiopia releases Reuters cameraman without charge

Police in Ethiopia released Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu on Tuesday after detaining him without charge for 12 days.

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27 December 20

Uganda: Bobi Wine says bodyguard killed by police

Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine says police killed one of his bodyguards on Sunday, accusing military police of deliberately running him over.

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23 December 20

HRW: Evidence of human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

Human Rights Watch says there is evidence of human right abuses against civilians from all parties in the conflict raging in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

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18 December 20

Burundi: Ex-president Pierre Buyoya dies aged 71

Former president of Burundi, Pierre Buyoya, has died at the age of 71, the country’s government has confirmed.

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16 December 20

Ethiopia: EU delays €90m aid over Tigray crisis

The European Union (EU) has delayed almost €90 million in support payments to Ethiopia over the ongoing crisis in the Tigray region.

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15 December 20

Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Kenya

Somalia’s government is withdrawing its diplomatic staff from Kenya as the country cuts diplomatic ties with the neighbouring country.

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15 December 20

UNMISS: Keep focus in South Sudan peace process

The head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has appealed for the international community to remain focused on the country’s crisis as a tentative peace process continues to falter.

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