All posts by: Aaron Brooks

20 December 15

Burundi: Trial Begins for 28 Accused Over Attempted Coup Against President Nkurunziza

The trial of 28 people accused of orchestrating May’s failed coup attempt against Burundi’s President Nkurunziza has begun.

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20 December 15

South Sudan War Enters Second Year Despite Peace Deal

As South Sudan’s civil war enters its second year, conflict continues to rage – despite a peace deal that was supposed to put an end to conflict in the young country.

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16 December 15

Burundi: 87 People Killed as Violence Reaches New Heights

At least 87 people have been killed in Burundi following rebel attacks on three army bases.

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16 December 15

Central Somalia Clash Kills 10, Injures 25 Others

At least 10 people have been killed and more than 25 others injured after two armed militias engaged in battle in central Somalia on Sunday.

16 December 15

Fresh Protests in Ethiopia Kill At Least Five, Many More According to Opposition Members

The Ethiopian government has confirmed at least five people were killed in fresh protests outside the capital, although opposition members claim many more have died.

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16 December 15

17 Killed in Latest South Durfar Tribal Clashes

Seventeen people have been killed and 30 more injured in the latest outbreak of tribal clashes in South Darfur.

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16 December 15

Burundi Refugees Forced to Join Rebel Forces in Rwanda

Burundian refugees in neighbouring country Rwanda have said they are being forced to join Burundi opposition groups, even implicating Rwandan security officials in the scheme.

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13 December 15

S. Sudan’s Kiir and Machar Should Be Jailed: US Senator

A US lawmaker has told South Sudanese diplomats they should be “totally embarrassed” to represent their country and insisted their president, Salva Kiir, and rebel leader Riek Machar should be jailed for war crimes.

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12 December 15

Rwanda Genocide Fugitive Arrested in Congo

One of the most notorious fugitives in Rwanda’s history has been arrested by Interpol in Congo.

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12 December 15

Burundi On the Brink of Civil War: US Envoy

A US envoy has warned Burundi is on the brink of civil war and needs urgent mediation to establish a peace process and avert the conflict.

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