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.

15 September 15

Burundi President Calls for Military Unity After Army Chief Assassination Attempt

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has called on the nation’s military to unite following an assassination attempt against the leading army chief. General Prime Niyongabo survived the the attack, but six people where killed and six more injured in the ambush. Witnesses
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14 September 15

Rwanda Seeks Third Term for President Paul Kagame

Rwanda has appointed a commission to review proposed changes to the constitution that would allow President Paul Kagame a third term in power. Article 101 allows any given president to stay in power for a maximum of two seven-year terms,
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14 September 15

Burundi Violence: Army Chief Survives Assassination Attempt

Burundi’s top army chief survived an assassination attempt on Friday, as violence continues in the nation’s capital. Army Chief of Staff, General Prime Niyongabo, has been reported as ‘unharmed’ by city police, but the military says six people were killed in
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14 September 15

Japan to Further Invest in Uganda Infrastructure

Japan has further committed to invest in the development of Uganda’s infrastructure, following President Museveni’s latest visit to the East Asian country. Ties between Uganda and Japan reach as far back as 1966, which has seen major developments in the
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11 September 15

Burundi Violence: Opposition Speaker Shot Dead in ‘Political Assassination’

The spokesman of a Burundi opposition party was shot dead outside his home on Monday, according to the party’s leader. Patrice Gahungu of the opposition UPD Zigamibanga was assassinated by unknown gunmen in Bujumbura, the nation’s capital, on Monday evening.
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