All posts by: Aaron Brooks

18 May 18

Kenya: Miguna files new petition for Kenya return

Lawmaker Miguna Miguna has filed a fresh petition seeking court orders to allow his unconditional return to Kenya, less than a day after cancelling a trip to the East African country.

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18 May 18

Burundi votes on extending Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule until 2034

The people of Burundi are taking to the polls to vote in a constitutional referendum that could pave the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his rule until 2034.

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18 May 18

South Sudan president calls on security forces to stop killing citizens

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has called upon security forces in the country to stop robbing and killing civilians.

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16 May 18

Kenya approves contested cybercrimes law

Kenya has approved a controversial cybercrime law that threatens heavy punishments for people who abuse others on social media or publish fake news.

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15 May 18

Why Africa needs to do more to protect its forests

Africa’s forests are home to some of the most biodiverse habitats, relied upon by hundreds of millions of people and play a crucial role in the battle against climate change – but deforestation threatens to kill the continent’s dwindling natural
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15 May 18

Ethiopia opens talks with exiled Oromo Democratic Front

Ethiopia’s government has opened talks with exiled opposition group, the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF).

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14 May 18

Burundi: 26 killed by ‘terrorist group’ ahead of referendum

Twenty-six people have been killed and a further seven injured in Burundi’s rural northwestern province of Cibitoke, during an attack carried out by a “terrorist group”, according to the country’s security minister.

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13 May 18

Right groups urge Sudan to pardon teenager for killing rapist husband

The United Nations (UN) and international rights groups have called upon Sudanese authorities to pardon a 19-year-old woman sentenced to death for killing her husband as he attempted to rape her.

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10 May 18

How sports betting grips millennials across East Africa

The rise of sports betting in Africa has been reported from multiple angles, ranging from economic opportunities to the social consequences of a gambling population. Whether your view on the matter is positive or negative, there’s no getting away from
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09 May 18

Rwanda: Landslides kill another 18, death toll reaches 200

Landslides in Rwanda killed at least 18 people over the weekend after heavy rains hit parts of the country once again.

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