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.

09 December 15

Zanzibar Divorces Spike After Women Choose Right to Vote

As many as 50 women have been divorced for voting in Tanzania’s recent elections against the will of their husbands.

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08 December 15

Sudan Tries 27 Muslims on Apostasy, Potential Death Sentences

Twenty-seven Muslims are are being tried in Sudan on charges of apostasy – all of which are facing the death sentence if found guilty.

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08 December 15

S. Sudan Army Denies Trying to Kill Detained Military Officer

The South Sudanese Army (SPLA) has denied claims from one of its senior military officers that he survived an assassination attempt.

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04 December 15

US Urges Rwanda’s Kagame to Step Down After Second Term

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has been urged to step down at the end of his second term in power by the US ambassador to the United Nations.

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04 December 15

At Least Seven Killed in Latest Burundi Violence

At least seven people including a police officer have been killed in various attack’s across Burundi’s capital it was confirmed on Wednesday.

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03 December 15

Ethiopia Plunged into Darkness As Drought Dries Dams

Ethiopia is facing nationwide power cuts as a result of low water levels at dams, following a poor rainy season, officials have reported.

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02 December 15

Rwanda Government Ranked As Africa’s Most Efficient, World No. 7

Rwanda’s government has been ranked as the most efficient in Africa in the Global Competitive Report 2014-2015 – and the seventh most efficient in the world.

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30 November 15

Government Christmas Cards Scrapped in Tanzania to Save Cash

President John Magufuli has scrapped the usual government Christmas and New Year cards this year as part of his belt-tightening measures.

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25 November 15

Aid Groups Overwhelmed by Influx of Burundi Refugees

Aid groups have said they can’t keep up with the influx of Burundi refugees entering Tanzania as violence continues to escalates in their country.

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25 November 15

Two Million Sudanese Children Malnourished, Says UNICEF

UNICEF estimates nearly two million Sudanese children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition every year.

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