All posts by: Aaron Brooks

19 July 18

DRC: Kabila avoids confirming his intent to step down in latest address

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joeseph Kabila refused to confirm he will step down as the country’s leader ahead of presidential elections scheduled for December.

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19 July 18

Tanzania: John Magufuli says his party will stay in forever

Tanzania President John Magufuli has said that his party will remain in power forever.

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19 July 18

South Sudan: President says he’s ‘ready’ to accept peace deal

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has said he’s “ready” to accept a peace deal that includes a power-sharing agreement between the government and opposition groups.

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17 July 18

Tanzania secures $200 million loan from Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse Bank is set to lend Tanzania $200 million for developmental projects, the East African nation has revealed.

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16 July 18

DRC: Jean-Pierre Bemba named as presidential candidate

Jean-Pierre Bemba has been named as an opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) upcoming election, days after being acquitted of war crimes via an appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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15 July 18

Tanzania: President Magufuli says prisoners should be made to work ‘ night and day’

Tanzania President John Magufuli says prisoners in the country should be made to work “night and day” while suggesting prison officers should “kick them” if inmates show laziness.

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14 July 18

Eritrea President makes first Ethiopia visit since border war started in 1998

Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki is making his first visit to neighbouring Ethiopia since a bitter border war erupted between the two countries in 1998.

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13 July 18

UN approves arms embargo against South Sudan

The United Nations Security Council narrowly approved an arms embargo against South Sudan on Friday.

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12 July 18

South Sudan: President Salva Kiir’s mandate extended to 2021

South Sudan’s parliament has extended President Salva Kiir’s mandate until 2021 in the war-torn country.

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11 July 18

Kenya accuses Tanzania of blocking goods in trade spat

Manufacturers in Kenya are frustrated by Tanzania’s move to place a 25 per cent duty on Kenyan goods, accusing authorities of blocking Kenyan products and causing them huge losses.

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