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Queen's birthday celebration 2019 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Ambassador's speech

Speech delivered by British Ambassador to DRC, Dr John Murton, at the Queen's birthday celebration on 7 June 2019 at his residence

By Dr John Murton, British Ambassador to DRC Welcome to the Queen’s Birthday Party here at the British Embassy in DRC. Today we celebrate the birthday of the world’s longest serving Head of State: our Queen for more than 67 years. To avoid this being misconstrued as an argument to…

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Change of British High Commissioner to Kenya - Summer 2019

Ms Jane Marriott OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya

Ms Jane Marriott OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya in succession to Mr Nic Hailey. Ms Marriott will take up her appointment in summer 2019. CURRICULUM VITAE Full name: Jane Marriott 2016 to 2019 - FCO/Home Office, Director, Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit 2015 to…

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UK continues to demonstrate commitment to supporting the advance of West Africa’s Agro-Industry

The UK hosted the inaugural edition of the UK-West Africa Agritech Summit organised by the UK Department for International Trade in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, 21st of May

The United Kingdom continues to demonstrate its commitment to ‘doing better business’ on the African continent with the inaugural edition of the UK- West Africa Agritech Summit organised by the UK Department for International Trade in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, 21st of May. With a mission to encourage Britain and…

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UK and Kenya Host Research Symposium on Affordable Housing

The UK and Kenya co-hosted a two-day symposium on affordable housing and sustainable infrastructure, bringing together more than 200 delegates in Nairobi

By 2030, nearly half of Kenyans will be living in cities. With half of Kenya’s population aged under 18, many young people are moving to urban areas in search of jobs, opportunities and more choices. Kenya’s growing urban population need sustainable, resilient, affordable housing; getting this right is key to…

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Deputy High Commissioner Tom Hartley's Speech at the memorandum of understanding (MOU) Signing between British Council and the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation

Mr. Tom Hartley reiterated UK's commitment to supporting education & development of Kumasi and Ashanti Kingdom

Speaking at the MoU signing between British Council and the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation, Deputy High Commissioner to Ghana Mr. Tom Hartley reiterated UK's commitment to supporting education & development of Kumasi and Ashanti Kingdom. By Mr. Tom Hartley Your Majesty / Lady Julia Osei Tutu / Honorable…

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Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Serraj: 9 May 2019

Theresa May, Jeremy Hunt and Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj of Libya discussed international support for a ceasefire and returning to UN-led negotiations

On Thursday 9 May, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary met with Libyan Government of National Accord Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj at 10 Downing Street. They discussed the UK’s commitment to building international support for a ceasefire and the need for all sides to make compromises in the pursuit…

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Foreign Secretary welcomes more than £64 million of British funding for Kenyan industry

On the final day of his trip to Africa, the Foreign Secretary welcomed British funding for business in Kenya, including £52 million for a solar power plant

£52 million of UK funding has been raised for solar power plant, creating up to 250 jobs in Kenya; £11 million investment by British business De La Rue to produce high-tech identity cards, tax stamps, and currency; £1.4 million package of support for creative industries in Kenya and Nigeria The…

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Foreign Secretary: UK backs Nigeria in fight against extremism

The Foreign Secretary today visited the North East of Nigeria to show the UK's commitment to fighting Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa

The Foreign Secretary today visited the North East of Nigeria to show that the UK remains committed to supporting Nigeria and its neighbours in the fight against Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa. The UK has repeatedly called for the release of all those abducted by Boko Haram…

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The need for mediation and humanitarian assistance in Abyei

Statement by Stephen Hickey, UK Political Coordinator at the UN, at the Security Council briefing on United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)

By Stephen Hickey Thank you, Mr President, and let me begin by offering a warm welcome back to the Council to Special Envoy Onanga-Anyanga. We look forward to working with you on this very important topic. Mr President, I think we agree this is a very complex issue. It also…

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Jeremy Hunt: Effects of climate change are fuelling conflict, UK to drive forward the global response

Jeremy Hunt: Effects of climate change are fuelling conflict, UK to drive forward the global response

£153 million for three major new UK aid programmes to help millions of farmers across Africa and South Asia affected by climate change and boost climate resilience in Ethiopia; Foreign Secretary backs UK bid to host COP26 in 2020 Speaking in Nigeria on a five-day visit to Africa this week,…