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.

01 July 19

Ethiopia: Opposition supporters arrested following coup attempt

Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested more than 50 people after an alleged coup attempt in the country’s Amhara region.

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01 July 19

Amnesty accuses Eritrea of persecuting exiled activists

Amnesty International has accused Eritrea of targeting and persecuting exiled human rights living abroad who criticise the government in their homeland.

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01 July 19

Sudan: At least 10 people killed in latest protest violence

At least 10 people have been killed in the latest round of protests in Sudan with tens of thousands walking the streets of Khartoum to demonstrate against the country’s ruling military council.

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27 June 19

Ethiopia: Dozens killed in failed coup attempt

Dozens of people were killed during a failed coup attempt in Ethiopia’s Amhara region at the weekend, a government spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.

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27 June 19

Kenya halts Lamu coal power project over environmental concerns

Judges in Kenya have halted plans to construct the country’s first coal-powered plant near Lamu, due to environmental concerns.

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27 June 19

South Sudan offers to mediate Sudan negotiations

South Sudan’s government has offered to mediate negotiation between Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition protesters.

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21 June 19

Uganda: Where a single Facebook post, poem or song lands you in jail

Freedom of expression is a hot topic in Uganda these days, but it’s one you’re not allowed to talk about. Criticising the government’s increasingly oppressive laws and blatant targeting of individuals who flout them can get you burned. More specifically,
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21 June 19

Rights groups call on Tanzania to drop pregnant student ban

Human rights groups are rallying to pile pressure upon Tanzania’s government to drop a ban against pregnant schoolgirls and teenage mothers from attending school.

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21 June 19

Kenya: Police break up Sudan solidarity protest

Police in Kenya fired teargas and violently dispersed hundreds of people participating in peaceful demonstrations on Wednesday, calling for an end to violence against protesters in Sudan.

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21 June 19

Burundi: ‘Encouraging signs’ ahead of 2020 election, UN says

The United Nations has said Burundi is showing “encouraging signs” ahead of next year’s presidential election but warns the political landscape remains fragile.

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