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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.

04 January 19

DRC: Clear winner in presidential election, church says

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) influential Catholic Church says there was a clear winner in Sunday’s long-awaited presidential election, urging authorities to publish truthful results quickly.

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04 January 19

DRC: Electoral commission may delay election result

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) electoral commission says it may have to postpone the publication of provisional results for the country’s long-awaited presidential election.

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04 January 19

Somalia expels top UN official for ‘interfering with internal affairs’

Somalia has asked top UN official Nicholas Haysom to leave the country “as soon as possible” after accusing him of “interfering with the country’s internal affairs”.

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02 January 19

DRC shuts down internet after chaotic election

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has shut down internet access and SMS services following Sunday’s chaotic presidential election.

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02 January 19

Sudan: Bashir promises economic progress in 2019 and protests continue

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has promised economic progress in early 2019 as protests continue across much of the country.

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02 January 19

Rwanda opens first public coding school

Rwanda has opened its first public coding school where sixty selected students will begin their studies in software programming.

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01 January 19

Burundi names Gitega as the country’s new capital

Burundi has announced it is moving the country’s political capital from Bujumbura to Gitega.

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31 December 18

Sudan blocks social media at anti-gov protests continue

Sudan has blocked Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in a bid to calm anti-government protests that have killed at least 19 people.

31 December 18

DRC: Opposition and ruling party both claim election win

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) leading opposition group and the country’s ruling coalition both claim to have won Sunday’s presidential election.

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30 December 18

Eritrea closes border crossing for Ethiopian travellers

Eritrea has blocked entry for Ethiopians at two border crossings months after the border was fully opened, following a peace deal signed between the neighbouring countries.

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