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 March 21

UN: Armed attacks kill hundreds in DR Congo since January

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warns that armed attacks against civilians in northeastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo are on the rise.

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19 March 21

Tanzania: John Magufuli dies aged 61

Tanzania President John Magufuli has died aged 61, two weeks after his last public appearance, amid rumours he had contracted Covid-19

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11 March 21

Tanzania: John Magufuli reportedly in hospital with Covid-19

Speculation is growing over the whereabouts of Tanzania President John Magufil amid reports he is in hospital with Covid-19.

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09 March 21

Uganda: Bobi Wine calls for protests against election result

Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi has called upon citizens to take to the streets in protest over January’s presidential election result, which his party claims was rigged in favour of long-serving president Yoweri Museveni.

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05 March 21

HRW: Eritrean forces massacre civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Eritrean armed forces killed scores of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray regions, including children as young as 13, in November 2020.

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03 March 21

UN: South Sudan peace process slowly ‘itching forward’

The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says the country’s peace process is “itching forward” albeit “frustratingly slowly”.

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28 February 21

Ethiopia: US report documents ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Tigray region

A US government report obtained by The New York Times accuses Ethiopia of carrying out “a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing” under the guise of civil war in the country’s Tigray region.

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27 February 21

HRW urges AU against endorsing Eritrea for UN rights body

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the African Union (AU) to not endorse Eritrea’s bid for re-election at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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26 February 21

Uganda: Bobi Wine withdraws election legal challenge

Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, who is also known by the stage name Bobi Wine, on Monday said he had instructed his layers to withdraw his legal challenge against last month’s election result naming President Yoweri Museveni as the winner.

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25 February 21

Burundi has worst internet accessibility in the world

The latest Internet Accessibility Index ranks Burundi as the country with the worst internet accessibility in the world.

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