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.

11 November 15

S. Sudan Plane Crash Survivor Tells of Ordeal, How He Saved Baby

The only adult survivor of a cargo plane crash in South Sudan has told how he protected a stranger’s baby as the aircraft descended into a bank of the River Nile.

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09 November 15

Burundi: 9 Killed As President Vows to Crush Opponents

Nine people have been killed in a Burundi gun attack after the president gave a chilling warning to opposition members on Friday.

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06 November 15

Russian Plane Crashes in South Sudan, Over 40 Feared Dead

More than 40 people are feared dead following a plane crash, involving a Russian built aircraft, shortly after it took off from Juba International Airport.

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06 November 15

Tanzania Gears Up Sex Education to Tackle Teenage Pregnancies

Tanzania has ramped up its sex education efforts in a bid to curb the high levels of teenage pregnancies in the East African nation.

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06 November 15

Sudanese Man Tries to Kill Israeli Passenger on Ethiopian Airlines Flight

A Sudanese man on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight has been arrested after allegedly trying to kill an Israeli passenger.

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06 November 15

South Sudan Conflict: Both Sides Stockpiling Weapons, UN Warns

The United Nations has revealed both sides in the South Sudan conflict are stockpiling weapons, despite a peace deal signed in August.

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04 November 15

Zanzibar President Extends Term Amidst Political Crisis

Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein has extended his term in power over the semi-autonomous archipelago after elections were cancelled last week.

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04 November 15

Rebels Release UN Hostages in South Sudan

Thirteen United Nations workers have been released, a week after they were abducted by South Sudan rebels, the UN has announced. A total of 31 UN peacekeeping members were kidnapped by rebels last week, but the majority were soon released.
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04 November 15

Rwanda Accused of Fixing Poverty Statistics

Rwanda has been accused of manipulating poverty statistics to hide worsening conditions of the country’s poorest people.

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02 November 15

Al-Shabaab Hotel Attack Kills At Least 15

An Al-Shabaab hotel attack in Somalia has killed at least 15 people in the capital, Mogadishu.

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