All posts by: Aaron Brooks

05 June 18

Press freedom is becoming even more elusive in East Africa

Press freedom has never been abundant in East Africa but the past few months have seen some of the region’s leading nations implement regulations that stifle media organisations, journalists and publishers. Kenya’s cybercrime bill is being criticised by many as
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04 June 18

Somalia: US says air strike kills 12 militants, al-Shabaab seizes central town

The US military says an air strike against Somali extremist group al-Shabaab killed 12 militants on Thursday.

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03 June 18

China cools on Ethiopia investments amid economic uncertainty

Chinese financial powers are cooling on the idea of investing in Ethiopia as the East African nation’s economy faces fresh challenges, according to reports.

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03 June 18

Kenya flags off its first crude oil export, seeking stronger economy

Kenya exported its first shipment of crude oil on Sunday, joining Uganda as the only two East African nations to export the commodity.

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01 June 18

How serious is Africa’s debt crisis?

During the mid-1990s, most of Africa was frozen out of global economics entirely, due to crippling debts they simply couldn’t pay. Essentially bankrupt, more than 30 countries across the continent were tied down by overheads beyond their means and major
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01 June 18

Rwanda announces surge in visitors from the UK

Visit Rwanda says the number of British travellers visiting the country has risen by more than 20 percent over the past 12 months.

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01 June 18

Tanzania: Government wins court case to implement online regulations

Tanzania’s government on Tuesday won a court case against bloggers and activists attempting to block new online publishing regulations.

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01 June 18

Ethiopia set to amend controversial anti-terror laws

Ethiopia’s government plans to amend anti-terror laws rights groups say have been used to detain journalists and critics.

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30 May 18

Rwanda criticised over £30m Arsenal sponsorship deal

Rwanda has been criticised over a £30 million sponsorship deal with English football club Arsenal FC.

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30 May 18

South Sudan: Oxfam calls for urgent aid to avert famine

Oxfam says urgent action is needed to prevent millions of people in South Sudan from being hit by famine.

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