All posts by: Aaron Brooks

06 April 16

Uganda: Police Withdraw From Besigye Residence

Police have withdrawn from the residence of Kizza Besigye after detaining the former presidential candidate under house arrest for more than a month.

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30 March 16

Rwanda: 5 People Killed, 65 Houses Destroyed in Downpour

At least five people were killed and 65 houses destroyed after heavy rain in Rwanda last week.

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28 March 16

Sudan Denies Bombing South Sudan’s Upper Nile Region

Sudan has denied accusations from neighbouring South Sudan that it carried out fresh airstrikes in the Upper Nile Region.

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28 March 16

Uganda Minister Punches Female Journalist As He Leaves Courtroom

Ugandan minister without portfolio Abraham James Byandala, who is on trial for alleged corruption, appears to have punched a female journalist upon leaving court on Thursday.

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28 March 16

Uganda: Besigye Condemns ‘Illegal’ House Arrest, Vows to Challenge President

Uganda’s leading opposition member, Kizza Besigye, has condemned his ongoing house arrest and vowed to challenge President Yoweri Museveni after his controversial election win.

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28 March 16

Drought and Soaring Temperatures Leave 36m People in Africa Facing Hunger

The UN has warned more than 36 million people in eastern and southern Africa face hunger due to drought and soaring temperatures caused by El Niño.

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27 March 16

Is the West Right to Fear China’s Growing Investment in Africa?

There’s some strong discourse coming out of “Western” powers – most notably the US – over China’s growing investment in African nations. There are various angles being thrown about too: the dangers of Chinese expansion across the world, the threat
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24 March 16

South Sudan: President Kiir Sacks Foreign Affairs Minister

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has sacked the country’s foreign affairs minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, following his recent comments about people from Abyei.

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24 March 16

China Moves to Ease Fears Over Naval Base in Djibouti

The Chinese government has moved to ease fears over its first overseas naval base, established in Djibouti, following international concern.

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23 March 16

Rwanda: Genocide Suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa Brought in for Trial

Rwanda genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa has been flown into the country from Democratic Republic of Congo to stand trial.

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