Source: Government of UK |

United Kingdom Minister for Armed Forces visits Mogadishu

Minister for Armed Forces, James Heappey, met President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and UK troops delivering training and capacity building to Somali Security Forces

UK Minister for Armed Forces visited Mogadishu to strengthen the UK-Somalia partnership; The Minister met President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at Villa Somalia, as well as UN Special Representative Catriona Laing and other international partners; The Minister also visited UK troops delivering training and capacity building to Somali Security Forces. UK Minister for…

Source: Government of UK |

United Kingdom steps up health support for women and girls in Gaza

This support is expected to reach about 111,500 women, around 1 in 5 of the adult women in Gaza

Foreign Secretary David Cameron announces £4.25m in aid to support sexual and reproductive healthcare in Gaza; Support expected to help UN agency UNFPA reach more than 110,000 women with community midwives, menstrual hygiene kits and clean birth delivery kits; Comes as women and girls in Gaza increasingly at risk of disease, pregnancy…

Source: Government of UK |

United Kingdom funding to clear mines around the world will protect more than 50,000 people

UK Government announces £17 million to help clear explosives across Africa and Asia and raise awareness of the associated risks

Eight countries across Africa and Asia to be supported through £17 million in new funding to Mines Advisory Group (MAG) and The HALO Trust (HALO); Their work will support the clearance of explosives, as well as raising awareness of the danger of mines; Combined with programmes announced last year in Ukraine and…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

President El-Sisi Meets British Petroleum's (BP) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on the Sidelines of Egyptian Petroleum Show (EGYPS) 2024

President El-Sisi lauded BP’s outstanding activities, the size and scope of its growing investments in Egypt, as well as its exploration projects in the oil and gas sector

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Chief Executive Officer of BP, Mr. Murray Auchincloss, on the sidelines of the Egypt Petroleum Show, EGYPS 2024. The meeting was also attended by Prime Minister, Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Eng. Tarek El Molla, and BP Regional President,…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

United Kingdom’s (UK) Rwanda asylum moves undercut core human rights protections - United Nations (UN) Human Rights Chief

Problematically, the Bill also substantially restricts the application of the Human Rights Act, which provides legal effect within the UK for the standards set out in the European Convention on Human Rights

Legislative moves by the UK Government to facilitate the prompt removal of asylum-seekers to Rwanda – including by drastically stripping back the courts’ ability to scrutinise removal decisions - run contrary to the basic principles of the rule of law and risk delivering a serious blow to human rights, UN…

Source: British High Commission Nairobi |

United Kingdom (UK) honours World War veterans in Western Kenya

High Commissioner Neil Wigan honours Second World War Veterans in Western Kenya

British High Commissioner to Kenya, Neil Wigan, presented replacement medals to 15 veterans from Western Kenya region who served in the British Army during World War II. The medal replacement is part of a wider initiative to honour the vital role played by Kenyan veterans who took part in World…

Source: Government of UK |

United Kingdom signs landmark economic partnership with Nigeria

Business and Trade Secretary visits Nigeria to sign a landmark UK-Nigeria economic partnership

Kemi Badenoch to sign first-of-its-kind trade and investment partnership; Partnership will build on strong UK-Nigeria trading relationship worth £7 billion and unlock new opportunities in sectors such as legal, financial services and energy; Visit comes as UK energy firm Konexa sign deal to support Nigeria’s transition to sustainable energy. The UK…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office |

Change of British High Commissioner to Rwanda: Alison Thorpe

Ms Alison Thorpe has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Rwanda

Ms Alison Thorpe has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Rwanda in succession to Mr Omar Daair OBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Thorpe will take up her appointment during September 2024. Curriculum vitae          Full name: Alison Heather Thorpe Place of birth:…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

To Build the Capacity of English Language Educators, United States (U.S.) Embassy and British Council Train University English Language Improvement Center Leaders

This workshop and these programs are examples of how the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has been investing in English teacher training, both online and in classrooms

Quality English education is essential for opening educational and economic opportunities for Ethiopian students and it is crucial for Ethiopia to achieve its long-term development goals.  Well-trained English educators versed in modern, research-backed, student-centered teaching methodologies at the university and secondary levels are the key to improving the quality of…

Source: Government of UK |

United Kingdom and Egypt sign sustainable cities and infrastructure pact

The MoU aims to position both countries to draw on their strengths to support the delivery of infrastructure projects in Egypt

His Majesty’s Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt Gareth Bayley and Deputy Chairman of The New Urban Communities Authority Eng. Amin Ghoneim signed a Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday 6th February 2024 in Cairo. The new partnership between the UK and the Government of…