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.

30 November 20

HRW: Burundian refugees forcibly disappeared, tortured in Tanzania

Human Right Watch (HRW) says at least eight Burundian refugees have been forcibly returned to their home country while many more have faced human right violations including arbitrary detention, forced disappearance and torture.

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28 November 20

Ethiopia: Soldiers accused of blocking refugees at Sudan border

Ethiopian forces have manned the border between the country’s northern Tigray region and neighbouring Sudan, allegedly blocking refugees from re-entering the country.

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25 November 20

Somalia: CIA officer killed in combat

A CIA officer has been killed in combat during an unspecified operation in the Horn of Africa nation.

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24 November 20

Uganda protests: Death toll rises to 45 as violence continues

At least 45 people have been killed in ongoing protest violence in Uganda as unrest continues across parts of the capital, Kampala, and other areas of the country.

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20 November 20

Uganda: 37 killed in protests over Bobi Wine arrest

At least 37 people have been killed in violent protests over the arrest of opposition figure Bobi Wine.

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18 November 20

Democratic Republic of Congo declares end to latest Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared the end to its latest Ebola outbreak, almost six months after cases were first reported.

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15 November 20

Ethiopia conflict: Rockets fired at Eritrean capital

Tigray forces in Ethiopia fired rockets across the border into Eritrea following claims Ethiopian soldiers were using an airport in the Eritrean capital to attack Tigray fighters. Ethiopia’s civil conflict between government forces and the Tigray is approaching its second
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05 November 20

Tanzania: John Magufuli wins second term in disputed election

Tanzania President John Magufuli has secured a second term in power after winning a landslide victory in the country’s latest presidential election.

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05 November 20

Ethiopia: ‘War’ breaks out between government and Tigray forces

Ethiopia’s army says it is at war against forces in the country’s heavily-armed Tigray region after Nobel Prize-winning prime minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops in the region.

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05 November 20

Tanzania: John Magufuli sworn in after contested election win

Tanzania President John Magufuli was sworn in for the second time on Thursday after his contested landslide election win last month.

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