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.

11 September 20

HRW: Eritrea sends thousands of students to military camps

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that thousands of students in Eritrea have been moved to military training camps where they will begin compulsory military training.

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03 September 20

Rwanda: Genocide hero Paul Rusesabagina arrested

A man who saved hundreds of Rwandan’s during the country’s 1994 genocide and later fled into exile has been arrested by authorities in Kigali as part of an “international operation”.

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03 September 20

HRW: Tanzania freedoms threatened ahead of elections

Human Rights Watch (HRW) warns that authorities in Tanzania are stepping up repression of opposition parties, nongovernmental organizations, and the media in the build-up to presidential elections later this year.

03 September 20

Uganda suspends majority of humanitarian agencies

Uganda’s government has suspended 208 humanitarian agencies over non-compliance with operational regulations.

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03 September 20

US cuts aid to Ethiopia over Nile dam dispute

The United States has partially suspended aid to Ethiopia over the ongoing Renaissance Dam dispute with Egypt and Sudan.

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02 September 20

Burundian refugees’ return from Rwanda begins

On August 27, the first group of Burundian refugees repatriating from neighbouring Rwanda began their return journey home.

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29 August 20

Rwanda tightens Covid-19 restrictions as cases surge

Rwanda has increased the length of its evening curfew and restricted movement in the western Rusizi area after a surge in coronavirus cases.

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29 August 20

South Sudan: Residents protest against oil fields

Residents living near South Suda’s Palouch and Melut oil fields in Upper Nile state are protesting against the environmental and health damage caused by the two facilities.

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28 August 20

DRC declares end of deadly measles epidemic

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declared the end of a deadly measles epidemic that claimed the lives of more than 7,000 children under the age of five during a 25-month period.

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28 August 20

Tanzania election: 15 candidates approved for presidential vote

Tanzania has approved 15 candidates for the country’s upcoming presidential election who will compete against current leader John Magufuil.

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