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.

05 February 21

UN: DR Congo attacks may amount to crimes against humanity

The United Nations human right office (OHCHR) says that widespread attacks carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could amount to crimes against humanity.

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30 January 21

Tanzania: President criticised for Covid-19 lockdown, vaccine comments

Tanzania President John Magufuli has drawn criticisms from opposition groups and international health officials over his comments related to lockdowns and vaccines against Covid-19.

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28 January 21

HRW: Repression escalating in DR Congo

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that repression is escalating in the Democratic Republic of Congo under President Felix Tshisekedi.

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25 January 21

Uganda: Court orders security forces to leave Bobi Wine’s property

A court in Uganda has ordered the military and police to leave the home of opposition leader Bobi Wine.

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20 January 21

Ethiopia: Fear of mass starvation amid Tigray crisis

Hundreds of thousands of people may starve to death in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to a government official quoted in leaked notes from a meeting of humanitarian workers.

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19 January 21

Uganda: Bobi Wine under house arrest after Museveni election win

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine says he is being held under house arrest after President Yoweri Museveni was re-elected for his sixth term on Thursday.

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19 January 21

Uganda: Museveni wins contested election, secures sixth term

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni secured a sixth term in power on Saturday after the country’s electoral commission named him the winner of this week’s landmark election.

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17 January 21

Sudan: 83 people killed in Darfur violence

At least 83 people have been killed in Sudan’s Darfur region following an outbreak of deadly violence in the city of El Geneina.

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15 January 21

DRC: At least 46 killed in rebel attack near North Kivu

At least 46 people were killed in a rebel attack on Thursday in the northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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08 January 21

Tanzania: John Magufuli asks China to forgive outstanding debt

Tanzania President John Magufuli has appealed to China to forgive some debt incurred by the East African nation.

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