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.

22 January 19

After almost 30 years, Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is falling apart

As of 1991, Ethiopia has been the strongest working example of ethnic federalism, dividing the country into multiple regions and assigning land to major ethnic groups. For a country with more than 90 ethnolinguistic groups and a long history of ethnic
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21 January 19

Somalia: 52 al-Shabaab militants kills in US airstrike

The US military says it has killed 52 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia during its deadliest airstrike in the country for months.

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21 January 19

Ethiopia teams up with Somalia in ‘massive offensive’ against al-Shabaab

The Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) says it is teaming up with troops in Somalia for a “massive offensive” against al-Shabaab after the militant group ambushed an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in Somalia.

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21 January 19

DRC: Court confirms Felix Tshisekedi as election winner

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) constitutional court has ruled that Felix Tshisekedi won last month’s disputed presidential election.

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20 January 19

What would a Chinese economic slowdown mean for Africa?

China’s extensive investment in Africa has drawn a lot of attention in the Western media over the past couple of decades. The Asian powerhouse has established itself as the single largest investor in Africa, promising to invest $175 billion across
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19 January 19

AU calls upon DRC to suspend election result announcemnet

The African Union (AU) has called upon the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to delay the final announcement of last month’s presidential election.

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19 January 19

Ethiopia: Rebel group accuses government of airstrikes

A rebel group in Ethiopia recently welcomed back to the country under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ‘s reformist policy has accused the government of targeting it with airstrikes.

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19 January 19

Kenya: 9 arrested over deadly Dusitd2 hotel attack

Authorities in Kenya have arrested nine people over this week’s attack on a luxury hotel compound that killed at least 21 people. 

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14 January 19

Eritrea and Somalia among the world’s least powerful passports

Eritrea and Somalia have been named among the countries with the least powerful passports in the world.

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14 January 19

African nations call upon DRC to recount election result

The Southern African Development Community (SADC), comprising of 16 member states, has called upo the Demovratic Republic of Congo to recount its disputed presidential election result.

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