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UK sponsors East Africa Standby Force map exercise

British Defence Attaché hands over certificates to East Africa Standby Force (EASF) Logistic Map Exercise participants

On 13 October, British Defence Attaché to Ethiopia, Colonel Matt Munro handed over certificates to East Africa Standby Force (EASF) military personnel who completed logistic map exercise at the EASF headquarters in Addis Ababa. The 21 EASF military personnel drawn out of Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Rwanda, Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan…

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Joint statement from Norway and the UK welcoming the lifting of US economic sanctions on Sudan

This is a historic decision that will pave the way for more inclusive economic development for Sudan’s people

Norway and the United Kingdom welcome the decision taken by the United States Government to permanently lift the bilateral economic sanctions imposed on Sudan. This is a historic decision that will pave the way for more inclusive economic development for Sudan’s people. We congratulate the Government of Sudan on this…

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From Scotland with love: British Ambassador hands over funds to Muday Charity Association

Traditional Burns night celebration raises 200,000 Birr (£6500) for Ethiopian street children

On 3 October, British Ambassador to Ethiopia Susanna Moorehead presented the Muday Charity Association with almost 200,000 Birr (£6500) – the result of a fundraising drive centred on one of Scotland’s best-loved writers. Burns Night, on January 25th, remembers the life and works of famous poet Robert Burns and is…

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Lord Ahmad welcomes conclusions of the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council concluded its 36th Session today (September 29, 2017) with important resolutions on Burundi, Yemen, Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the death penalty

The UN Human Rights Council concluded its 36th Session today with important resolutions on Burundi, Yemen, Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the death penalty. This session also saw the adoption of the UK’s Universal Periodic Review, where we have been making good progress in important areas. I am…

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Five Chevening scholarships awarded to young Tunisian leaders

The scholarships will allow them to pursue one-year postgraduate study in the UK from September 2017 in order to obtain a Master’s degree from a British university of their choice

The British Embassy in Tunisia is delighted to announce the selection of five young Tunisians as this year’s Chevening scholars. The scholarships will allow them to pursue one-year postgraduate study in the UK from September 2017 in order to obtain a Master’s degree from a British university of their choice.…

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UK government continues to support Zambia's education sector

Cambridge and Edexcel exams in particular have given opportunities to thousands of Zambians to continue their secondary education and prepare them for university

Deputy British High Commissioner Andrew Hamilton today spoke at a certificate giving ceremony for Cambridge and Edexcel exams students. He said: It is an honour to be here this morning on behalf of the British High Commission. When I was asked to attend the certificate giving for the Cambridge and…

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Foreign Secretary hosts high level talks in London on Hurricane Irma, North Korea and Libya

The Foreign Secretary will discuss the response to Hurricane Irma with the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the French Political Director Nicolas de Rivière

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, returns from his visit to the British Overseas Territories that have been devastated by Hurricane Irma today (Thursday 14 September) and will host a meeting with international partners in London about continued co-ordination in response to the Hurricane. The Foreign Secretary will discuss the response…

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UK government congratulates Angolan President-Elect

The Minister for Africa gave a statement on how the UK government is looking forward to working with the new Angolan government

The Minister for Africa Rory Stewart said:     The UK warmly congratulates President-elect João Lourenço and commends the Angolan people on the peaceful environment in which the elections were held. The UK looks forward to working with the new Angolan government to strengthen further our relationship in what will be…

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UK increasing support to save lives and rebuild north east Nigeria as famine looms after Boko Haram destruction

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel visit Nigeria to see how the UK is leading the international response to the humanitarian crisis in the north east of the country

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and International Development Secretary Priti Patel have visited Nigeria to see how the UK is leading the international response to the humanitarian crisis in the north east of the country, helping to avert famine and build stability and security after the destruction caused by militant Islamist…

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Foreign Secretary visits Benghazi as part of drive to support Libyan political process

The Foreign Secretary visited Benghazi today (24 August) as part of the UK’s efforts to support stability in Libya

During his visit the Foreign Secretary met Field Marshall Heftar, the Head of the Libyan National Army, as well as members of the House of Representatives representing Benghazi. This was the first visit by a UK government minister to Benghazi since 2011 and the first time that the Foreign Secretary…