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.

06 October 15

Popular Tanzanian Reverend Dies in Car Crash

One of Tanzania’s most popular opposition members, Reverend Christopher Mtikila, has died in a car crash. The outspoken politician had a reputation for voicing his opinions and using the courts to tackle various constitutional issues over the years. Rev Mtikila died early
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06 October 15

South Africa Seeks Time From ICC to Explain Bashir Arrest Failure

South Africa has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) for more time to explain why it allowed Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to leave the country, when he visited in June. Bashir is accused of orchestrating genocide, war crimes and crimes
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06 October 15

S. Sudan’s President Kiir Accused of Violating Constitution Over 28 States

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has been accused of violating the constitution after dividing the country into 28 states. Kiir’s announcement last Friday will see the nation split from 10 states into 28, but opposition leader Reik Machar has condemned the
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06 October 15

Uganda’s Gen Bamuze Callapses at Hotel, Dies

A former commander of the Uganda National Rescue Front (UNRF) has died after collapsing at a hotel. Gen Ali Bamuze died Sunday evening after collapsing at the J&M Airport Road Hotel in Bwebajja. His death was confirmed the following day, but no
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02 October 15

Another Opposition Leader Killed in Burundi

Another opposition leader in Burundi has been shot dead by gunmen in the country’s capital Bujumbura. Jean Baptiste Nsengiyumva of the Movement for Solidarity and Democracy (MSD) party was killed on Tuesday night, while walking back to his home. Police have
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01 October 15

Mutilated Tanzanian Albino Children Return Home

Five Tanzanian albino children, who were attacked and mutilated by thugs, are returning home after being treated in the US. More than 76 albinos have been murdered in Tanzania since 2000 – and many more mutilated – under the superstition
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30 September 15

UK Troops Heading to Somalia and South Sudan

British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced UK troops will be deployed to assist UK peacekeeping missions in Somalia and South Sudan. Cameron will offer support at a UN peacekeeping session on Monday. The event will be hosted by UN
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30 September 15

Four Burundi Officials Facing EU Sanctions

The EU is ready to impose sanctions on four Burundi officials close to President Pierre Nkurunziza, sources say. Travel bans and asset freezes have been agreed by EU ambassadors and are expected to take effect on Friday. The sanctions are in
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30 September 15

Somalia: 14-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead By AMISON Peacekeeper

A Somali youngster has been shot dead by an AMISON peacekeeper while playing football near Mogadishu Stadium on Sunday. The unarmed boy was playing with his friends near the stadium grounds, which has been occupied by AMISON forces since 2011, when
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30 September 15

Africa Leaders Call for UN Reforms

Numerous African leaders have called for reforms to the UN Security Council at the General Assembly, Monday. African Union Chairman and Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe; Ethiopia Prime, Minister Hailemariam Desalegn; and South Africa President Jacob Zuma criticised the exclusion of African nations
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