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UK boosts trade and investment partnership with Ghana

International Development Minister Baroness Sugg visited Ghana last week to strengthen trade and investment ties ahead of UK-Africa Investment Summit in 2020

International Development Minister Baroness Sugg visited Ghana last week to strengthen trade and investment ties ahead of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in 2020. Co-hosting the UK-Ghana Business Council alongside the Ghanaian Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, Baroness Sugg discussed how UK aid and investment can help Ghana move beyond aid by creating…

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UK agreed trade continuity with six African nations

The UK initials Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique

The UK has this week (Tuesday 10th September) initialled an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACU+M) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit. This marks the end of formal trade discussions and the UK-SACU+M Economic Partnership Agreement will be subject to…

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International Development Secretary to boost infrastructure in the poorest countries with UK aid

Alok Sharma announces a new Commission, bringing together leading experts to turbo-charge quality infrastructure projects in developing countries

International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announces a new Commission, bringing together leading experts to turbo-charge quality infrastructure projects in developing countries; During a visit to Ethiopia, Alok Sharma called for the UK to lead the world to mobilise private sector investment to create jobs and build sustainable economic growth that will…

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UK aid to provide life-saving support for up to one million people crippled by drought in Somalia

Up to one million people in Somalia will receive lifesaving food and clean water to help stop starvation and malnutrition thanks to new UK funding

Somalia is one of the world’s poorest and most fragile states, compounded by climate shocks that severely affect the lives and livelihoods of millions; Minister for Africa, Andrew Stephenson, has announced extra food and water for Somalia to help vulnerable families in desperate need; He also met humanitarian partners to…

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Extra UK aid support to help stop the spread of Ebola to vulnerable countries

Countries at risk of Ebola will receive extra UK aid support to help stop the deadly disease from spreading, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announced today

Since the epidemic began last August, the UK has been a major donor to the Ebola response and has now allocated a further £8 million for countries neighbouring the DRC, such as Uganda, South Sudan, Burundi and Rwanda, as the likelihood of Ebola spreading to these countries is high. Trusted…

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UK aid to provide vital food to hundreds of thousands of people living on the edge of famine in South Sudan

Hundreds of thousands of people in South Sudan will receive lifesaving food and water thanks to new UK aid

Minister for Africa, Andrew Stephenson announced an extra £18 million of UK aid on his first visit in his new role, which will be given to trusted partners to help vulnerable families in desperate need. There are currently 7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and nearly 2 million…

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UK aid to help hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans on the brink of starvation

Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans will receive life-saving access to food and water thanks to UK aid as the country faces a potentially catastrophic famine

UK aid to help hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans on the brink of starvation Zimbabwe is facing a chronic food crisis and without support more than 5.5 million people will not have access to the food they need by 2020 International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announces UK aid support to…

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New UK aid funding to tackle Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The UK has announced fresh support to help deal with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Speaking at an event about the crisis in Geneva yesterday (Monday 15 July), the International Development Secretary, Rory Stewart, announced funding of up to £50 million to aid the ongoing response in North Kivu and Ituri, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as helping neighbouring countries to…

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Rory Stewart calls for urgent funding on visit to Ebola-hit region in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

International Development Secretary calls on other countries to urgently help deal with the ongoing, deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

International Development Secretary Rory Stewart has called on other countries to urgently help deal with the ongoing, deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during a visit to the country. The outbreak – the world’s second worst ever – has killed over 1,600 people in the North…

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Statement from Harriett Baldwin on Ebola in Uganda

International Development Minister comments on the cases of Ebola in Uganda, near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Responding to the confirmation of Ebola cases in Uganda, International Development Minister and Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, said: "It is devastating to hear that cases of Ebola have now been confirmed in Uganda and tragically a child has lost their life". "The UK government has been the leading donor…