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 September 19

Kenya introduces malaria vaccine to fight surge in deaths

Kenya has become the third African nation to introduce a malaria vaccine for babies and toddlers.

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14 September 19

Uganda: US sanctions ex-police chief over rights abuses

The United States has imposed sanctions against Uganda’s former chief of police, Kale Kayihura, over alleged human rights violations and corruption.

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14 September 19

Burundi: UN warns of ‘climate of fear’ ahead of 2020 election

United Nations investigators have warned of the danger that human rights atrocities could take place in Burundi ahead of presidential elections next year.

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07 September 19

Uganda-Tanzania pipeline project suspended after deal collapse

Work on an oil pipeline project between Uganda and Tanzania has been suspended after Total SA allegedly scrapped plans to buy a stake in Tullow Oil Plc’s oil fields in Uganda.

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07 September 19

Ethiopia opens infamous Maekelawi detention centre to public

Ethiopia has opened one of its most notorious detention centres to the public, in a move described by Human Rights Watch as a “symbolic step towards justice for past abuses”.

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02 September 19

Sudan: Omar al-Bashir charged with corruption

Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir has been charged with corruption and the illicit possession of foreign funds by a court in Khartoum.

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02 September 19

Sudan: al-Bashir admits to receiving $25m from Saudi crown prince

Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir has admitted to receiving US$25 million from Saudi Arabia’s crown prince.

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02 September 19

Sudan: At least 60 killed by floods after barrage of rain

At least 60 people have been killed over the past three weeks in Sudan after the country was hit by torrential rains and flooding.

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02 September 19

Egypt calls on Ethiopia to fill Renaissance Dam within 7 years

Egypt has submitted an official request to Ethiopia that the East African nation fills the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) within seven years.

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01 September 19

Somalia: Millions face hunger crisis as climate emergency worsens

Millions of people in Somalia are at risk from severe hunger, aid agencies are warning, as the ongoing climate emergency places increasing pressure on the Horn of Africa nation.

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