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Coronavirus - Africa: Royal Air Force (RAF) flights to take UK aid-funded supplies to Africa to tackle coronavirus

The first of a series of Royal Air Force flights taking medical supplies to Africa to help fight the coronavirus pandemic departed today

The RAF C-17 took off from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire on a journey funded by the Department For International Development. The transport aircraft was carrying a field hospital, which will be used as a backup facility for frontline aid workers in the region. Aid workers from around the world are…

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Africa Minister champions UK leadership to help educate girls and end preventable deaths

Minister for Africa James Duddridge meets Sahel leaders and partners, championing the UK’s role in girls' education and ending preventable deaths

Joint FCO and DFID Minister for Africa James Duddridge meets Sahel leaders and international partners, championing the UK’s leading role in ensuring girls can go to school and ending preventable deaths. Minister for Africa James Duddridge has visited Mauritania for the first time since taking up his role. He attended…

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Minister hails UK-Morocco future

Conor Burns MP, Minister of State at the Department for International Trade (DIT), spoke at an event in the margins of the UK-Africa Investment Summit

By Conor Burns MP Introduction Thank you to the Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc, the International Chamber of Commerce and Moroccan Embassy in London, for organising this dialogue. Opportunities in Africa We all know about the amazing opportunities emerging in Africa. Africa has a young and rapidly growing population.…

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Alok Sharma heralds green cities of the future on Kenya visit

International Development Secretary pledges new UK aid to help build green cities across Africa with quality infrastructure

International Development Secretary pledges new UK aid to help build green cities across Africa with quality infrastructure; Alok Sharma announces new UK Centre for Cities and Infrastructure which will help African governments plan, build and run environmentally friendly cities; Visit to Kenya comes ahead of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in…

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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…