All posts by: Aaron Brooks

28 July 17

Rwanda polls close, Kagame victory expected

Polls have closed in Rwanda’s presidential election with Paul Kagame widely expected to secure a third term in power.

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28 July 17

Kenya: Al-Shabaab kills police officer in Mandera

Somalian Islamist group Al-Shabaab killed a policeman in Kenya on Thursday, during an attack on a police station in Mandera County.

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28 July 17

Fake news could be a good thing for Kenyan media

Fake news is gripping Kenya ahead of the country’s presidential election on Tuesday. It’s not only growing in scale but also in sophistication as major publications are mimicked in order to deliver fake news stories. Last month, the BBC was forced
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27 July 17

Somalia: Girl killed in explosion at IDP camp, 17 injured

A child was killed and 17 people injured at an IDP camp in Somalia on Saturday after she picked up a grenade and brought it to a group of people.

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27 July 17

South Sudan: 9 killed in attack on bus convoy

Nine people have died in South Sudan after two buses travelling from Juba to Nimule were attacked on Wednesday.

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26 July 17

South Sudan: Government blocks access to independent websites

South Sudan’s government has blocked access to numerous independent news websites, according to internet users in the country.

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26 July 17

Uganda: 56 people arrested over illegal meetings

Police in Uganda have arrested 56 people for holding illegal meetings, authorities said on Thursday.

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25 July 17

China open to sending peacekeeper troops to Djibouti-Eritrea

China says it is open to the idea of sending peacekeeper troops to the disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region.

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25 July 17

Burundian robotics team goes missing in Washington

A high school robotics team from Burundi has gone missing in the United States during an international robotics competition.

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24 July 17

Lessons from China: The pros and cons of rapid development

The rapid economic development of countries like Ethiopia and Rwanda are well documented. Or, more accurately, the benefits of Africa’s economic surge are widely applauded but the potential downsides of growing too much, too quickly are rarely discussed. Yet the
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