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.

07 March 19

Rwanda accuses Uganda of supporting rebels as relations sour

Rwanda has accused Uganda of supporting rebel groups opposing President Paul Kagame as relations between the neighbouring countries continue to deteriorate.

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07 March 19

South Sudan welcomes Eritrea, Ethiopia leaders to discuss peace deal

Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed met with South Sudan leader Salva Kiir on Monday for high-level talks regarding the country’s peace process.

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07 March 19

UN says Burundi forced closure of human right office

The United Nations has said the government of Burundi forced the closure of its human rights office in the African nation.

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04 March 19

Study: Global economy, environment contribute to hunger in Africa

Food crises and the associated health implications affect more people in Africa than anywhere else in the world. The numbers are only going to get worse, too, as the continent’s population becomes the largest in the world and food production
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28 February 19

Millions of people in Uganda have stopped using the internet due to new social media tax

Millions of people in Uganda have stopped using the internet after the government introduced new tax regulations for social media use and mobile money transactions.

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28 February 19

Tanzania suspends newspaper over story on falling shilling

Tanzania has suspended newspaper The Citizen for seven days after the publication ran a story on the falling value of the Tanzanian shilling.

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28 February 19

Report: 320,000 Somalis fled conflict in 2018

A new report from the Norwegian Refugee Council reveals that 320,000 people in Somalia fled their homes to escape conflict in 2018.

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27 February 19

DRC: Former M23 rebels return home from Uganda

Uganda’s government has repatriated 70 former Congolese rebels and 10 family members to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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26 February 19

Somalia: US airstrikes kill 55 al-Shabaab militants

The United States military says it has killed 55 al-Shabaab militants during airstrikes over the past two days.

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26 February 19

Ethiopia: Anger as officials demolish hundreds of houses

The Ethiopian government has begun the demolition of thousands of houses in the Oromia region, which it says were illegally constructed.

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