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New $10 million UK support to tackle impact of drought in Somalia

The funding is expected to support almost 500,000 people in Somalia to access clean water and afford food supplies

The UK’s Minister for Africa, Vicky Ford MP, today (17 January 2022) announced a $10 million package of UK support for Somalis affected by extreme drought, during a visit to Kenya as part of a three-country East Africa visit. The funding will provide vital assistance such as cash to buy…

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Sudan: Quad statement, January 2022

The UK, US, UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have issued a Quad statement to welcome discussions to resolve Sudan's political crisis

The Quad (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America) welcome the announcement that the UN Interim Transition Assistance Mission to Sudan is facilitating discussions to resolve Sudan’s political crisis. We strongly support this UN-facilitated, Sudanese-led dialogue initiative. We urge all Sudanese political actors…

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Joint statement on elections in Libya – December 2021

The UK, US, France, Germany and Italy have issued a joint statement on elections in Libya

France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the United States of America welcome the statement of the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser (SASG) on Libya, Stephanie Williams on 23 December and commend the work of the SASG to engage in broad consultations across Libya over the past ten days. We express our strong…

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UK and international partners condemn Wagner Group’s plan to deploy mercenaries in Mali

The UK and international partners have issued a statement condemning the decision to deploy mercenary troops from the Wagner Group in Mali

Statement by the UK and international partners: "We, the international partners committed to supporting Mali and its people in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace and stability and combat terrorism, firmly condemn the deployment of mercenary troops on Malian territory. This deployment can only further deteriorate the security situation in…

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Government urges British nationals to leave Ethiopia now

The FCDO is urging British nationals to leave Ethiopia immediately in light of the deteriorating conflict

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) is urging British Nationals to leave Ethiopia now while commercial flights continue to operate. Minister for Africa Vicky Ford said: “The conflict in Ethiopia is deteriorating quickly. In the coming days we may see the fighting move closer to Addis Ababa, which could…

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UK and Ghana reaffirm partnership on climate adaptation and resilience ahead of COP26

The fifth UK-Ghana Business Council (UKGBC) was held on 15 June 2021 and co-chaired by the Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and UK Minister for Africa James Duddridge

During a visit to Ghana, Minister of State Anne-Marie Trevelyan co-chaired a ministerial roundtable with Minister of Environment Dr Kwaku Afriyie on climate adaption and resilience and Ghana’s roadmap to COP26. The UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency and Minister of State (Minister for Energy,…

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Witnessing the Juba Peace Agreement: Troika statement

Statement from the UK, Norway and USA on witnessing the Juba Peace Agreement between the Government of Sudan and Sudanese Opposition Groups

Troika statement from the UK, Norway and USA: Today, the governments of the United Kingdom, Norway and the United States (the Troika) signed the Juba Peace Agreement as Witnesses in a signal of political support to the Agreement. Having welcomed the Agreement in October 2020, this further step demonstrates our…

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Protecting civilians in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ensuring an effective exit strategy for MONUSCO

Commend the continuation of MONUSCO’s vital operations throughout the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic

Statement by Sonia Farrey, UK Political Coordinator at the UN, at the Security Council briefing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo Madam President, let me begin by thanking SRSG Zerrougui for her briefing and commend the continuation of MONUSCO’s vital operations throughout the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic. We are also…

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Coronavirus - Libya: Committing to a lasting ceasefire in Libya

The humanitarian backdrop is particularly concerning, as is the rise in Covid-19 case

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Chargé d’Affaires to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on the situation in Libya Thank you very much, Mr President. Congratulations on your presidency for the month of September. Can I also please begin by thanking Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General Williams…