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.

08 July 19

Is 2019 the year of positive change in the Horn of Africa?

Last year, the geopolitical landscape in the Horn of Africa was turned on its head with the signing of a peace deal between long-time war enemies, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The peace agreement sent a ripple effect throughout the entire peninsula
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05 July 19

DRC President: Ituri violence ‘attempted genocide’

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has called recent ethnic violence in the northeastern Ituri province an “attempted genocide”.

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05 July 19

Sudan: Military and opposition agree power-sharing deal

Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition leaders have agreed terms on a power-sharing deal, according to mediators.

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05 July 19

Burundi rejects UN accusation of human rights abuses

Burundi’s ambassador to Geneva, Rénovat Tabu, has rejected findings from a UN commission that allege serious ongoing human rights abuses in the country.

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03 July 19

Ethiopia: Internet restored 10 days after coup attempt

Ethiopia began restoring internet services on Tuesday, 10 days after a coup attempt in the Amhara region in which six top government officials were killed.

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03 July 19

DRC: Ebola case reported near South Sudan border

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have confirmed reports of an Ebola case near the country’s border with South Sudan.

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03 July 19

Eritrea: No rights improvement since peace deal, UN expert says

The human rights situation in Eritrea is showing no signs of improvement since a peace deal was signed with Ethiopia last year, a UN expert has warned.

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02 July 19

Burundi President renames historical landmarks

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has renamed a number of national and historic landmarks in a move he says should “remind Burundians of their history.”

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02 July 19

SCGs sue Rwanda, Uganda over border closure

Three civil society groups in Uganda are taking legal action against the government of Rwanda and Uganda over an ongoing border closure between the two nations.

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02 July 19

Ethiopia: PM defends reform policy, warns ‘coup’ plotters

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has defended his reform policy and issued a strong warning to anyone interested in toppling his government following a coup attempt in the Amhara region.

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