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.

14 January 19

Foreign NGOs leave Burundi amid new ethnicity law

Numerous foreign non-governmental agencies (NGOs) have closed their doors in Burundi after new ethnicity laws came into effect on December 31.

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12 January 19

Tanzania President reveals he monitors officials’ phone calls

Tanzania President John Magufuli has revealed he monitors the phone conversations of his government officials and ministers.

12 January 19

Sudan: Calls for ‘week of uprising’ as 3 more killed in protests

Protestors in Sudan are calling for a nationwide “week of uprising” against President Omar al-Bashir’s government after at least three more people were killed in fresh protest violence.

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12 January 19

DRC: Martin Fayulu to file election result challenge

Losing opposition candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) presidential election last month, Martin Fayulu, says he will file a court challenge against the result of the vote.

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10 January 19

Build affordable vehicles for Kenyans, president tells local assemblers

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has called upon local vehicle assemblers in the country to innovate ways of producing quality vehicles that are affordable for Kenyans.

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10 January 19

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir vows to stay in power as protests rage on

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has told supporters he will remain in power, regardless of ongoing protests calling for him to step down.

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10 January 19

DRC: Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi wins historic election

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) long-awaited presidential election.

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09 January 19

DRC opposition says leader ‘presumed’ winner of election

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) leading opposition party claims its leader is the “presumed” winner of last month’s presidential poll.

08 January 19

Sudan: 816 people detained over recent protests, minister says

Authorities in Sudan have arrested at least 816 people during anti-government protests during the past two weeks, Interior Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman has said.

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08 January 19

DRC: Election result delayed, commission tells voters to ‘remain patient’

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) electoral commission has delayed the results of last month’s presidential election.

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