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.

16 March 19

Eritrea: HRW raises concern as forced conscription continues

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has raised concern that Eritrea’s controversial policy of forced conscription continues, despite a peace deal signed with neighbouring Ethiopia last year.

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15 March 19

DRC president pardons 700 political prisoners

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has pardoned about 700 political prisoners jailed under the regime of his predecessor Joseph Kabila.

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15 March 19

WHO: Pneumonic plague outbreak on Uganda-DRC border

The World Health Orgainzation (WHO) says a deadly form of pneumonic plague has broken out along Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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15 March 19

Somalia: 8 killed in Bay region market explosion

At least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a livestock market in Somalia’s southwestern Bay region.

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13 March 19

Somalia: US conducts airstrike after troops attacked

The US military has conducted an airstrike in Somalia in response to an attack by al-Shabaab militants against a Somali-led force and its accompanying US military advisors.

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13 March 19

Sudan cuts state of emergency to six months

Sudan’s parliament has approved a nation-wide state of emergency of six months in place of the one-year period ordered by President Omar al-Bashir last month.

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13 March 19

Kenya Airways considers Airbus switch after Ethiopia crash

Kenya Airways Plc has said it is reconsidering early-stage plans to buy Boeing 737 Max aircraft following last week’s crash in Ethiopia.

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11 March 19

DRC: Ebola centre attacked again; 1 police officer killed

An Ebola treatment centre in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been attacked for the second time, killing a police officer and wounding a health worker.

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11 March 19

Sudan: Bashir orders release of detained female protesters

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the release of all women protesters detained during months of nationwide demonstrations.

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11 March 19

Ethiopia: 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines plane cash

An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed on Sunday, shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.

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