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.

16 April 21

Uganda: US imposes travel bans over disputed election

The US is imposing visa restrictions on Ugandans linked to the country’s contested election in January.

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14 April 21

HRW: S. Sudan government reshuffle rewards rights abusers

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says South Sudan’s government reshuffle emboldens rights abusers in the country by promoting a top official accused of ongoing human rights abuses.

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13 April 21

UN: Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear

The United Nations Human Right Council (OHCHR) on Tuesday warned that Burundian refugees in Tanzania are living in fear.

11 April 21

Tanzania, Uganda sign oil pipeline project deal

Tanzania and Uganda on Sunday signed the East African Crude Oil Pipeline project agreement that will build a 1,440 km crude oil pipeline will be constructed from Uganda’s Albertine region to the seaport of Tanga in Tanzania.

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09 April 21

Kenya: Citizens urge IMF to cancel $2.34 billion loan

Citizens in Kenya are calling upon the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cancel a $2.34 billion loan approved for the country.

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07 April 21

Tanzania: New president reverses direction under Magufuli

Tanzania’s new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, is already taking the country in a different direction from the previous administration under the rule of John Magufuli.

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30 March 21

Tanzania: 45 people killed in Magufuli memorial crush

Police confirmed on Tuesday that 45 people died during a stampede last week’s memorial for late president John Magufuli.

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26 March 21

France ‘blind’ to Rwanda genocide, new report says

A new report published by French historians says France was “blind” to the 1994 Rwandan genocide but finds no evidence of complicity.

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24 March 21

Burundi: Amnesty calls for release of activist Germain Rukuki

Rights group Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Burundian human rights activist Germain Rukuki.

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23 March 21

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed acknowledges Tigray atrocities

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledged that reports indicate atrocities have been committed in the country’s Tigray conflict.

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