All posts by: Aaron Brooks

01 June 18

How serious is Africa’s debt crisis?

During the mid-1990s, most of Africa was frozen out of global economics entirely, due to crippling debts they simply couldn’t pay. Essentially bankrupt, more than 30 countries across the continent were tied down by overheads beyond their means and major
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01 June 18

Rwanda announces surge in visitors from the UK

Visit Rwanda says the number of British travellers visiting the country has risen by more than 20 percent over the past 12 months.

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01 June 18

Tanzania: Government wins court case to implement online regulations

Tanzania’s government on Tuesday won a court case against bloggers and activists attempting to block new online publishing regulations.

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01 June 18

Ethiopia set to amend controversial anti-terror laws

Ethiopia’s government plans to amend anti-terror laws rights groups say have been used to detain journalists and critics.

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30 May 18

Rwanda criticised over £30m Arsenal sponsorship deal

Rwanda has been criticised over a £30 million sponsorship deal with English football club Arsenal FC.

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30 May 18

South Sudan: Oxfam calls for urgent aid to avert famine

Oxfam says urgent action is needed to prevent millions of people in South Sudan from being hit by famine.

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29 May 18

Piracy off the coast of Somalia is on the rise again

Piracy off the coast of Somalia is on the rise again, according to the latest annual State of Piracy report by the non-profit One Earth Future’s Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) program.

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29 May 18

Can Abiy Ahmed pull Ethiopia out of political turmoil?

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, faces one of the most difficult challenges among East Africa’s leaders. He assumed office in early April, following the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn, who admitted his failure in dealing with Ethiopia’s simmering political crisis.
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29 May 18

Somalia: President replaces Supreme Court chief in judiciary overhaul

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has replaced the country’s chairman of the Supreme Court, as part of a judiciary overhaul.

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27 May 18

Kenya: 50 top officials arrested in anti-corruption campaign

Authorities in Kenya have arrested more than 50 top officials and executives after corruption allegations sparked widespread public anger.

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