All posts by: Aaron Brooks

14 June 18

Why some ‘Eritreans’ are against Ethiopia’s peace efforts

Last week, Ethiopia’s ruling coalition party extended an olive branch to Eritrea that could see an end to the longest-running conflict in Africa. For sixteen years, Ethiopia has refused to withdraw troops from disputed areas along its border with Eritrea,
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13 June 18

DRC PM: Joseph Kabila won’t seek third term as president

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) prime minister says President Joseph Kabila won’t seek a third term in charge when the country holds elections.

11 June 18

UN: Situation in Sudan’s Darfur Region has improved

The United Nations’ peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix says security in Sudan’s Darfur Region “has changed radically for the better”.

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10 June 18

Tanzania orders unlicensed bloggers to shut down websites

Tanzania’s government has ordered all unlicensed bloggers to shut down their websites following the introduction of new online publishing regulations.

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08 June 18

Sudan and South Sudan strike deal to repair damaged oil fields

South Sudan on Thursday announced a deal with Sudan to repair a number of oil facilities destroyed by conflict in a bid to boost oil production.

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08 June 18

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza promises to step down in 2020

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza says he will step down as the country’s leader in 2020, despite recent constitutional changes that mean he could run for another two terms.

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07 June 18

Ethiopia says it will accept Eritrea peace deal and border ruling

Ethiopia says it will abide by a peace agreement designed to end conflict with neighbouring Eritrea and accept an international ruling on its shared border with the country.

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04 June 18

Somalia: US says air strike kills 12 militants, al-Shabaab seizes central town

The US military says an air strike against Somali extremist group al-Shabaab killed 12 militants on Thursday.

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03 June 18

China cools on Ethiopia investments amid economic uncertainty

Chinese financial powers are cooling on the idea of investing in Ethiopia as the East African nation’s economy faces fresh challenges, according to reports.

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03 June 18

Kenya flags off its first crude oil export, seeking stronger economy

Kenya exported its first shipment of crude oil on Sunday, joining Uganda as the only two East African nations to export the commodity.

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