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PM meeting with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo: 5 April 2022

Prime Minister Boris Johnson met the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo

The Prime Minister met the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, at Downing Street today. He welcomed the strength and depth of the partnership between the UK and Ghana, stretching across defence, trade and cultural ties. Recognising the growing security threats in West Africa, the Prime Minister and President Akufo-Addo committed…

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UK launches £89 million Shule Bora education initiative in Tanzania

Minister for Africa Vicky Ford launches major education initiative to improve education for over 4 million vulnerable children

Vicky Ford has launched a major new education initiative that will improve the quality and access to education for over 4 million children in Tanzania; The £89 million programme – Shule Bora – will improve learning outcomes for all children, with special emphasis to be given to girls, children living…

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£113 million UK trade boost supports major roadworks in Cameroon

New deal marks successful year for UK-Cameroon trade since new economic partnership agreement was signed

UK Export Finance provides £113 million of financial support for the Cameroonian Government, boosting bilateral trade and supporting jobs; deal unlocks millions of pounds worth of business for UK suppliers to install and upgrade new roads that will link the capital with vital trade ports; data shows UK trade with…

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United Kingdom provides emergency support to Madagascar after Cyclone Batsirai

The UK Minister for Africa Vicky Ford has announced £500,000 of UK aid for Madagascar following the devastating impacts of Cyclone Batsirai

On 15 February, the UK Minister for Africa Vicky Ford, has announced £500,000 of UK aid for Madagascar following the devastating impacts of Cyclone Batsirai. The powerful Category 4 Tropical Cyclone has killed 121, left 230,000 people in need and destroyed essential infrastructure such as roads and schools, with the…

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Sudan: Troika and partners statement, February 2022

The Troika (UK, US, Norway), Canada, Switzerland, and EU have issued a statement condemning recent political arrests in Sudan

The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America), Canada, Switzerland, and the European Union are alarmed by the February 9 arrests and detentions of several high-profile political figures. These troubling actions are part of a recent pattern of arrests and detentions of civil society activists, journalists,…

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Statement on Somaliland’s democratisation process

Somaliland international partners visited Hargeisa to discuss the next steps and timelines for Somaliland’s elections

Following the successful Somaliland combined local and parliamentary elections last year, international partners supporting Somaliland’s democratisation process visited Hargeisa from 24 to 27 January to discuss the next steps and timelines for Somaliland’s elections and democratisation with stakeholders. We encourage Somaliland’s political leaders to clarify the way forward for the…

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40th Universal Periodic Review of human rights: UK statement on Uganda

The UK delivered this statement during Uganda's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council

The United Kingdom notes steps taken by Uganda on human rights, including the adoption of its National Action Plan. The UK is concerned about limitations on Ugandans’ right to freedoms of expression, assembly and association. The Government of Uganda must ensure the vibrant civic dialogue necessary for democracy. We encourage…

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United Kingdom signals West African expansion at Africa Investment Conference

Support package worth over £500 million from the UK government unlocks new markets for exporters in the high-growth region

UK exporters gain foothold in West African region, which accounts for over one-quarter of Africa’s GDP; Demand for UK products and services expands in West Africa, with deals to build hospitals, roads and bridges; UK government export finance support at its highest in decades in the region, including a record…

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COP26 President warns Glasgow Climate Pact will remain words on a page unless countries deliver on their promises

COP26 President Alok Sharma is to deliver a major speech at Chatham House setting out the UK’s priorities for its COP Presidency year

Sharma to urge countries to deliver on the commitments made in the historic Glasgow Climate Pact; the COP President will say it is in the self-interest of countries to work together on climate change; Speech at Chatham House in London will outline priorities for the UK’s COP Presidency year. Countries…

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Minister for Africa visits East Africa to tackle regional challenges and deepen economic ties

The Africa Minister visited Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia to deepen trade, education and health partnerships, and discuss challenges such as conflict and drought

Minister for Africa has visited Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia to deepen partnerships on trade, education and health, and discuss solutions to regional challenges including conflict and drought. Vicky Ford announced £17 million of UK Aid to respond to region-wide drought, and one million COVID-19 vaccines. The Minister also announced new…