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.

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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30 October 15

Tanzania: CCM Maintains Power As Magufuli Claims Election Win

Tanzania’s ruling party will stay in power after CCM candidate John Magufuli won the presidential elections with 58% of the votes.

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30 October 15

Rwanda: Paul Kagame One Step Closer to Third Term

Rwanda President Paul Kagame is one step closer to a third term in power, after the nation’s lower house of parliament passed the necessary constitutional amendment.

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29 October 15

AU Report: Forced Cannibalism, Gang Rape and Mass Graves in S. Sudan

An African Union (AU) report on the civil war in South Sudan has cited evidence of gross human rights violations.

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29 October 15

Twelve Killed in Latest Burundi Clash

At least a dozen people were killed in Burundi on Monday and Tuesday, as the nation’s political crisis continues to spark violence.

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29 October 15

Tanzania: Lowassa Calls for Election Recount

Tanzania presidential candidate Edward Lowassa has called for a recount of Sunday’s poll, on the grounds of voting irregularities.

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28 October 15

‘Fake’ Ballot Papers Discovered in Tanzania Election Poll

Fresh doubts have been cast on the most anticipated presidential election in Tanzania’s history, as reports emerge of ‘fake’ ballot papers being discovered.

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28 October 15

Opposition Parties Unite Against S. Sudan 28 States

Opposition parties in South Sudan have united in a nation-wide effort to stop the creation of 28 states in the African country.

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