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.

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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25 November 15

US Hits Burundi Leaders With Sanctions as Violence Escalates

US President Barack Obama has declared a national emergency in Burundi and imposed sanctions on four government officials in the East African nation.

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22 November 15

South Sudan Delays New States, Despite Constitution Amendment

South Sudan’s parliament has passed the constitutional amendment required to create a new state system in the country, but delayed President Kiir’s order to establish 28 states.

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19 November 15

President Kiir Seeks Support For S. Sudan Peace Deal, Highlights Refugee Concern

South Sudan President Salva Kiir called for support from lawmakers and international bodies on Wednesday – to back the country’s peace deal – following two years of civil war.

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18 November 15

Rwanda President One Step Away From Third Term Bid

A draft constitution that will allow Rwanda President Paul Kagame to run for a third term in power has been passed by the country’s senate.

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18 November 15

UN, AU Troops on Their Way to Burundi

United Nation (UN) and African Union (AU) troops look set to be deployed in Burundi, as the nation’s political crisis reaches melting point.

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18 November 15

Violence Spreads Across Burundi Capital

Violence continued to spread across Burundi’s capital over the weekend with at least six people killed on Sunday night alone – and an orchestrated attack on the mayor’s home.

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15 November 15

Africa Could Lead the Way on Renewable Energy, Says IEA

Africa has been touted the first region in the world which could power its development through renewable energy.

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