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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.

19 April 19

Ethiopia, Gambia most improved in 2019 Press Freedom Index

Ethiopia and Gambia have shown the most improvement in the latest Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

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19 April 19

Cuban president consults Kenya, Somalia over kidnapped doctors

Cuba President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez has said he is working with leaders from Kenya and Somalia to secure the return of two Cuban doctors abducted by gunmen last week.

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19 April 19

South Sudan says oil flow into Sudan will continue despite unrest

South Sudan Minister of Petroleum has said the flow of oil into Sudan will continue despite the political upheaval currently taking place there.

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15 April 19

Somalia: Deputy leader of IS killed in airstrike

The deputy leader of Islamic State in Somalia has been killed during an airstrike.

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15 April 19

WHO: DRC Ebola outbreak not a global emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday decided the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not a global emergency.

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15 April 19

Sudan: Protesters demand civilian ruler as military purges top officials

Protesters in Sudan are calling upon the country’s military to “immediately and unconditionally” hand power over to transitional government led by civilians.

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11 April 19

Somalia: 137,000 people forced to flee their homes this year

More than 137,000 people in Somalia have been forced to flee their homes during the first quarter of 2019, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has said.

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11 April 19

Sudan: Omar al-Bashir steps down as president

Reports are emerging that Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir ha stepped down as the country’s leader after months of protests.

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10 April 19

Sudan: Police order officers not to intervene in protests

Police in Sudan have ordered officers not to intervene in protests as thousands of demonstrators march outside the army’s headquarters in the capital Khartoum.

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10 April 19

Uganda: Kidnapped tourist freed, suspected kidnappers arrested

An American tourist kidnapped during a game drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda last week has been released along with her local tour guide.

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