All posts by: Aaron Brooks

05 July 16

UN, AU Envoys Say Somalia on right Path to Stability

Top UN and African Union (AU) envoys in Somalia say the country is on the right path to stability.

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04 July 16

As South Sudan Cancels Independence Day, What Does It Really Have to Celebrate?

On Friday, South Sudan’s government announced the country would not be celebrating its fifth anniversary of independence. Michael Makuei, minister of information, told reporters the government didn’t want to spend money on lavish ceremonies. “We need to spend the little that
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03 July 16

How David Cameron’s Resignation Put the Spotlight on African Leaders

David Cameron’s resignation has been largely overshadowed by Britain’s vote to leave the EU. After all, one man’s career is small fry when the whole world is trying to figure out what it all means. For every theory and argument about
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03 July 16

South Sudan Accuses Donors for Not Supporting Peace

South Sudan’s government has accused international donors of failing to support the nation’s peace process.

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03 July 16

Ethiopia Wins Seat on UN Security Council

Ethiopia has won a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

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03 July 16

What Happens After Kenya Closes Dadaab Refugee Camp?

Back in May, Kenya warned the international community it would close the world’s largest refugee camp. At the time it wasn’t clear whether President Kenyatta really intended to close the camp or was simply calling out for more international support. However,
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03 July 16

Kenya: 6 Killed in Al-Shabaab Bus Attack

Al-Shabaab has killed at least six people in an attack on two buses in Kenya’s Mandera County.

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28 June 16

How Will Brexit Affect Africa’s Economies?

After Britain’s shock vote to leave the EU, economies around the world are now asking what this means for their own interests. The short answer is nobody knows at this stage – but it’s precisely that kind of uncertainty that
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28 June 16

Djibouti and China to Build Global Trade Routes

Djibouti and China are teaming up to build global trade routes, including a $7bn free trade zone (FTZ) – set to be the largest in Africa.

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27 June 16

Djibouti: Africa’s Tiny, Surprisingly Popular Port Nation

With a population of less than one million and little more than a port to its name, the dry, arid country of Djibouti may not be the first African nation that comes to mind. If you happened to visit this
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