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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.

10 June 19

Sudan: 4 killed as civil disobedience campaign seeks to oust military

At least four people have been killed in Sudan after opposition groups started a civil disobedience campaign, demanding a transition of power.

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10 June 19

UN: Drought threatens 2 million lives in Somalia

More than 2 million people in Somalia face the threat of starvation this summer, unless an urgent humanitarian response is facilitated.

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04 June 19

Burundi’s SADC membership rejected over political instability

Burundi’s application to join the Southern African Development Council (SADC) has been rejected over concerns about the country’s political instability and ongoing tensions with neighbouring Rwanda.

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04 June 19

Sudan’s military council calls snap elections after protesters killed

Sudan’s ruling military council has cancelled all previous agreements with opposition groups and called for snap elections after security forces killed at least 35 people on Monday.

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04 June 19

DRC: Ebola outbreak set to exceed 2,000 cases

Aid groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say the number of Ebola cases in the country’s outbreak are set to exceed 2,000.

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04 June 19

Sudan: At least 35 killed as security forces crackdown on protesters

Protesters in Sudan say at least 35 people have been killed after security forces stormed their main camp in the capital, Khartoum.

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04 June 19

Uganda bans sale of alcohol in sachets

Uganda has banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in sachets amid growing concerns about the impact on public health.

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04 June 19

Tanzania, Zambia agree $1.5 billion oil pipeline deal

Tanzania and Zambia have settled plans to build a $1.5 billion oil pipeline between the two countries, according to Tanzania’s energy minister.

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04 June 19

UN to reduce AMISOM troops by 1,000

The United Nations Security Council has decided to reduce the number of troops serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by 1,000 personnel.

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03 June 19

South Sudan criticises sanctions renewal, says it threatens peace

South Sudan has criticised the United Nations Security Council’s decision to renew sanctions against the country for another year.

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