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News story: Foreign Secretary visits Ethiopia

On his first visit to Ethiopia the Foreign Secretary outlined the potential for a deeper partnership on prosperity and regional security

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was in Ethiopia on 16 March as part of a three-day tour of east Africa. He met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Foreign Minister Workneh and discussed regional security and expanding cooperation in areas such as migration, development, investment and trade. Mr Johnson told…

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Foreign Secretary visits Somalia

Ahead of the 2017 London Somalia Conference in May the Foreign Secretary met with President Farmaajo to discuss the UK-Somalia partnership

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made his first visit to Mogadishu today (15 March 2017) ahead of the Somalia Conference in London on 11 May 2017. The Foreign Secretary met with President of Somalia Abdullahi Farmaajo and Prime Minister Khayre to discuss the drought affecting large areas of east and west…

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Foreign Secretary to visit Egypt

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will meet with President Sisi and his counterpart Foreign Minister Shoukry today during his visit to Egypt

In his first visit to Egypt as Foreign Secretary, Mr Johnson will also host a reception with British investors and some of Egypt’s best and brightest entrepreneurs. During the trip the Foreign Secretary will also meet with representatives of civil society and Human Rights activists. Speaking ahead of the visit,…

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New British Deputy High Commissioner for Lagos arrives Nigeria

Laure Beaufils looks forward to working with a variety of Nigerian partners to further progress on the UK/Nigeria relationship

The British High Commission in Nigeria has announced the arrival of Laure Beaufils, appointed as British Deputy High Commissioner for Lagos, Laure is the first female to head the UK mission in Lagos. She arrived Nigeria on Monday, 20 January 2017, and already looks forward to the tasks ahead. Commenting…

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British High Commissioner welcomes returning Zambian Chevening scholars

The British High Commissioner Fergus Cochrane-Dyet spoke at a reception in Lusaka for returning 17 Zambian Chevening scholars who studied in the UK

Speaking at the event, which was also attended by the Zambian Minister of Higher Education Prof. Nkandu Luo, Mr Cochrane-Dyet said: "Welcome, and thank you for coming this evening. "I am delighted to be hosting this event to welcome the 17 Zambians who went to study at prestigious British universities.…

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Joint Troika Statement Supporting African Union High Level Implementation Panel Peace Process in Sudan

The Troika (Norway, UK and US) urge signatories of the AUHIP-brokered Roadmap Agreement to honour their commitments

The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) expresses its continued support for the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) peace process, led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. In support of the AUHIP-brokered Roadmap Agreement signed by both the Government of Sudan and the opposition, the…

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Foreign Secretary to visit The Gambia and Ghana

The Foreign Secretary will visit The Gambia and Ghana this week on 14-15 February 2017

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will meet with President Barrow and President Akufo-Addo on a two-day trip to West Africa. The Foreign Secretary will visit The Gambia and Ghana this week on 14-15 February 2017. This is the first recorded visit to The Gambia by a Foreign Secretary. He will meet President Barrow…

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Baroness Anelay’s visit to East Africa

Minister’s trip will focus on preventing sexual violence, supporting refugees and conflict prevention in the region

Baroness Anelay, the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (PSVI), will travel this week to Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi, where she will see first-hand the support provided by the UK on preventing sexual violence, strengthening human rights and delivering humanitarian aid. The Minister will also…

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Minister for North Africa statement on the closure of the Nadeem Centre in Egypt

FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood deeply concerned by Egypt’s closure of the Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence

Foreign Office Minister, Tobias Ellwood, said: "I am deeply concerned by the decision of the Government of Egypt’s closure of the Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, a prominent Egyptian human rights defender." "At a time when there are widespread concerns about torture and abuse in detention in…