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.

27 October 15

World Bank Hails Progress Against Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

The World Bank has credited a number of sub-Saharan nations for their progress against poverty over the last 13 years.

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27 October 15

Freedom for the Remaining Zone 9 Bloggers

The last of Ethiopia’s Zone 9 Bloggers has been released from jail, after nearly 18 months, based on charges of terrorism.

27 October 15

Tensions Flare in Tanzania Elections as CCM Claims Early Lead

Tensions reached a new level in the Tanzania election on Monday as official figures put ruling party candidate John Magufuli in the lead.

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25 October 15

S. Sudan President in South Africa for Peace Talks

South Sudan President Salva Kiir left the nation’s capital on Friday to attend peace talks in South Africa.

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25 October 15

Rwanda Dismisses Burundi Meddling Claims

Rwanda has rejected accusations it has been meddling in Burundi’s political crisis, insisting it only wants to see peace in its neighbouring country.

25 October 15

Missing Burundi Opposition Leader Dead, Police Confirm

Burundi police have confirmed that an opposition leader who went missing last week has been found dead.

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24 October 15

Burundi Establishes Body to Resolve Country’s Political Crisis

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has established a national commission, dedicated to ending the country’s violent political crisis.

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24 October 15

Al-Shabaab Splits, As Faction Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabaab is said to have split further, after its spiritual leader and a small faction pledged allegiance to ISIS.

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23 October 15

EU Invites Burundi to Brussels, Talks Over Crisis in the Country

The EU has called on Burundi to attend talks in Brussels over the political crisis and human rights violations in the country, according to diplomatic sources.

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22 October 15

Sudan Releases Blocked Supplies for Peacekeepers in Darfur

Sudan has started to release blocked supplies for peacekeepers in Darfur, according to the United Nations.

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