All posts by: Aaron Brooks

02 January 16

Rwanda President to Run for Third Term in 2017

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has confirmed he will run for a third term in power, following constitutional changes that could see the leader stay in office until 2034.

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01 January 16

Tanzania Resorts to Fossil Fuels as Drought Cripples Hydropower

Tanzania is turning to fossil fuels as it struggles to produce enough electricity, following a prolonged drought that has crippled the country’s hydropower plants.

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30 December 15

Violence Must Stop, Museveni Tells Burundi Rivals at Uganda Peace Talks

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has called on Burundi’s warring political rivals to bring an end to violence that has killed more than 300 people since April.

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30 December 15

Ethiopia: Second Journalist Arrested in a Week as Oromia Tensions Flare

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says Ethiopian authorities have arrested two journalists in the space of one week as tensions flare over the Oromia land dispute.

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28 December 15

AU Calls on Burundi Rivals to Cooperate as Peace Talks Take Place in Uganda

African Union (AU) commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called on warring Burundi rivals to cooperate as peace talks take place in Uganda.

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28 December 15

Two People Killed in South Darfur Armed Robberies

Two people were killed and two others critically injured in separate armed robberies in South Darfur on Friday.

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28 December 15

Rwanda President Dismisses Refugee Recruitment Claims

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has dismissed claims made by Refugee International (RI) that Burundi refugees are being recruited as rebel fighters at asylum camps in his country.

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28 December 15

Somalia Bans Christmas and New Year Celebrations

Somalia’s government has banned all Christmas and New Year celebrations in the predominantly Muslim country, insisting the Christian festivities could prompt Islamist attacks.

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24 December 15

South Sudan Peace Talks Begin in Juba

Highly anticipated peace talks between South Sudan’s government and the country’s leading opposition group have begun in the capital Juba.

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24 December 15

80 Killed in Ethiopia Protests During Last Four Weeks, Opposition Says

Government forces in Ethiopia have killed more than 80 people during protests in the last four weeks, according to an opposition party.

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