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.

10 April 19

Uganda: Kidnapped tourist freed, suspected kidnappers arrested

An American tourist kidnapped during a game drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda last week has been released along with her local tour guide.

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10 April 19

Tanzania: IMF cuts 2019 economic growth forecast to 4 percent

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its forecast for Tanzania’s economic growth for this year and 2020 to four percent, down from previous expectations.

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05 April 19

Uganda: Tourist kidnapped by gunmen during safari

Security officials in Uganda are stepping up their search efforts after an American tourist and her local guide were kidnapped at a national park.

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05 April 19

EU denies funding Eritrea ‘forced labour’ project

The European Union (EU) has denied accusations that it is funding a road-building project in Eritrea that relies on “forced labour”.

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05 April 19

Burundi extends BBC, VOA bans as media crackdown continues

Burundi’s government has extended a ban on media organisations the BBC and VOA while increasing the extent of restrictions against journalists in the country.

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30 March 19

Democracy is failing in Africa – but it never really worked in the first place

More countries in Africa are holding “democratic” elections than ever before with 31 of the continents’ countries holding national votes in 2018 and 2019 alone. However, there are distinctly undemocratic themes that taint the vast majority of votes across African
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26 March 19

Kenyan teacher from remote village named best in the world

A teacher from a remote village in Kenya’s Rift Valley has won the Global Teacher Prize for 2019.

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26 March 19

Mothers in South Sudan are teaching their daughters how to survive sexual violence

Sexual violence has become so common in South Sudan that mothers in the country are teaching their daughters how to survive being raped, according to Yasmin Sooka, chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights.

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26 March 19

Somalia: 11 killed in al-Shabaab attack on gov. ministry

At least 11 people have been killed after al-Shabaab militants attacked a government building in the capital, Mogadishu.

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25 March 19

DRC: Number of Ebola cases surpasses 1,000

The number of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has surpassed 1,000 and the daily rate of confirmed cases is on the rise, according to Rescue.org.

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