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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.

08 February 19

Kenya joins international coalition against Islamic State

Kenya has joined the Global Coalition against Daesh, an international group of nations standing together in the fight against Islamic State.

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08 February 19

DRC: Ebola cases surge past 780, experts call for emergency declaration

More than 780 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since an outbreak was declared in August.

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06 February 19

Sudan reopens border with Eritrea after year-long closure

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has reopened the border with Eritrea, which had been closed since early January 2018.

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04 February 19

Somalia: 11 killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack

At least 11 people were killed in a car bomb attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Monday.

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02 February 19

DRC: Fayulu calls for ‘peaceful resistance’ after controversial election loss

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC’s) top opposition leader Martin Fayulu has called upon supporters to engage in “peaceful resistance” following his controversial presidential election loss earlier this year.

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31 January 19

Sudan army insists it won’t let state fall to protesters

The Sudanese army has issued a statement insisting it will not allow the state to fall as weeks of anti-government protests continue.

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31 January 19

Tanzania: MPs grant government sweeping powers over political parties

Tanzania’s parliament has passed new amendments to legislation granting the government sweeping powers over political parties in the country.

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28 January 19

These are Africa’s fastest-growing economies in 2019

Despite growing speculation of a global economic crisis in 2020 and mounting challenges facing African nations, the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank (AfDB) both predict overall growth in Africa will improve in 2019 and 2020. In the 2019
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27 January 19

South Sudan resumes oil production in former Unity state

South Sudan has resumed pumping oil in the former Unity state for the first time in five years.

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26 January 19

Ethiopia: Oromia state signs ceasefire deal with OLF

Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state has signed a ceasefire deal with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group after months of sporadic violence in the region.

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