All posts by: Aaron Brooks

26 June 18

Eritrea delegation to visit Ethiopia for talks

Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki has announced a deligation from the Horn of Africa nation will be sent to Addis Ababa to “gauge current developments” after recent efforts from Ethiopia to establish peace between the two countries.

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26 June 18

Kenya: Public debt passes Sh5 trillion, every Kenyan owes at least Sh110,000

Kenya’s public debt has surpassed Sh5 trillion (almost $150bn) which means every Kenya citizen now owes at least Sh110,000 (more than $1,090) to lenders.

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26 June 18

Ethiopia: Explosion at rally for PM Abiy Ahmed kills 2, injures hundreds

Two people have been killed in Ethiopia after a grenade attack during a rally attended by new prime minister Abiy Ahmed, which injured more than 150 others.

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20 June 18

Rwanda posts double-digit GDP growth in Q1 of 2018

Rwanda’s economy grew by 10.6 percent during the first quarter of 2018, according to National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR).

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20 June 18

Ethiopia PM says security forces committed “terrorist acts” against citizens

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has publicly accused the country’s security forces of committing “terrorist acts” against citizens.

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20 June 18

Kenyan doctors lose appeal to block Cuban specialists working in country

A group of Kenyan doctors has lost its appeal to the country’s Employee and Labour Relations Court, attempting to block the deployment of Cuban doctors across the African nation.

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18 June 18

Studies confirm African migration isn’t how the Western media likes to portray it

Africa’s migrant crises are generally depicted in the same way across Western media organisations. Boats filled with immigrants heading to Europe, overloaded camps at border crossings and interviews with migrants who have settled in Western nations are regular features in
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18 June 18

Human traffickers blamed for rise of beggars in Kenya

International human traffickers are responsible for the rise of beggars across major cities and towns in Kenya, according to officials.

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17 June 18

Rwanda, Singapore sign investment and aviation deals

Rwanda and Singapore have signed new investment and airline agreements that will make it easier for businesses to operate between both countries.

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17 June 18

Ethiopia: TPLF criticises peace offer to Eritrea

Ethiopian political party the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has criticised the government’s decision to accept a 2002 border ruling that would cede disputed territory to neighbouring Eritrea.

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