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 October 15

ISIS Beheads South Sudanese Man in Libya

ISIS has released a video that claims to show the beheading of a South Sudanese Man in revenge for the persecution of Muslims in the East African nation. The victim was forced to identify himself as Kuol Deng from South
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19 October 15

African Union Told Faster Troop Deployment in Burundi Is Needed

The African Union has been called upon by its own peace and security council to speed up plans for troop deployment in Burundi, as violence in the country continues to escalate.

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16 October 15

Ethiopia, Djibouti Sign $1.1bn Pipeline Deal

Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed a $1.1bn (over £71m) deal to construct a 550km petroleum pipeline between the two countries.

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16 October 15

First Metro in Sub-Saharan Africa Comes to Ethiopia

Ethiopia has become the first nation in sub-Saharan Africa to open a metro network – the first step in an ambitious project to transform the nation’s transport industry.

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15 October 15

Two Sudans Strike Deal to Demilitarise Border

Sudan and South Sudan have agreed a deal to demilitarise their shared border, after years of negotiations.

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15 October 15

Tanzania President Rejects Rigged Election Rumours, Warns Against Violence Ahead of Elections

Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete has rejected accusations that his party plans to rig the presidential elections next week and warned against violence in the build up to polls.

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14 October 15

Sudanese Troops Clash with Ethiopian Gunmen at Border

Fresh clashes have broken out between Sudanese troops and Ethiopian gunmen, at the border shared by both countries, according to reports.

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14 October 15

Burundi: Seven Killed in Shootings, Grenade Attack

Seven people have been killed in the latest spate of shootings in Burundi, involving another grenade attack on police officers.

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14 October 15

S. Sudan Cabinet Approves 28 State Plan

South Sudan’s cabinet has approved controversial plans to turn the country into 28 states, from the existing 10.

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13 October 15

Rise of Facebook Sex Attacks in Uganda

A growing number of young women in Uganda are falling victim to sex attacks through social media, according to reports.

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