Source: Government of UK |

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…

Source: Government of UK |

Trade Secretary: United Kingdom is Africa's investment partner of choice for green transition

UK hosts second Africa Investment Conference with focus on sustainable investment

UK to host second Africa Investment Conference with focus on sustainable investment to support continent’s transition to clean growth; Government launches Growth Gateway tool to strengthen UK and African business relationships, following record £2.3bn support from UK Export Finance; Video address from Prime Minister Boris Johnson to open virtual event…

Source: FIFA |

Video interviews – The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021

The video interviews are submitted as reaction files from The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021

The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 ceremony, held as a virtual TV show from the Home of FIFA in Zurich (www.FIFA.com), crowned two household names, Alexia Putellas and Robert Lewandowski, as the outstanding players in women’s and men’s football respectively. The video interviews below are submitted as reaction files from…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office |

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…

Source: Government of UK |

COP President visits Egypt and United Arab Emirates to build on momentum from COP26 for global climate action

In his first visits as COP President, Alok Sharma has today [Sunday 16 January 2022] concluded a constructive visit to Egypt and will now travel to the United Arab Emirates, with the countries hosts of COP27 and COP28 respectively

COP President Alok Sharma visits Egypt and UAE, hosts of COP27 and COP28; frst in series of engagements between countries to build on momentum from COP26; expansion of initiative to support promising climate projects also announced by Mr Sharma in Egypt. COP President Alok Sharma has today concluded a constructive…

Source: Government of UK |

Joint statement following the visit of COP26 President to Egypt

Egypt-UK Joint Statement following the meeting between Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP27 President Designate H.E. Sameh Shoukry, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Egypt’s Minister of Environment and COP27 Ministerial Coordinator and Envoy, and COP26 President Minister Alok Sharma

Following an open and constructive exchange of views on climate change issues, priorities, and areas for collaboration, in the follow-up to COP26 and in preparation for COP27, COP26 President Alok Sharma and COP27 President Designate Sameh Shoukry released the following statement: As the current and incoming UNFCCC COP Presidencies, we…

Source: British High Commission Kampala |

Uganda benefits from UK COVID-19 vaccines donation

The UK will continue delivering COVID-19 vaccines around the world, including to Uganda, to ensure equitable access to the vaccines to help tackle the pandemic

Five million of these doses are being offered to the COVAX Facility to ensure equitable, global access to COVID-19 vaccines. Through the COVAX Facility, the much-needed vaccines will urgently be distributed to lower-income countries, including Uganda, via an equitable allocation system, which prioritises timely delivery to people who most need…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

UAE, Saudi Arabia, UK, US welcome UN's announcement on Sudan

The UN Interim Transition Assistance Mission to Sudan is facilitating 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 United Nations Secretary-General’s 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…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office |

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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UK, Ireland and UNICEF support Uganda’s school re-opening

The focus will be on school-based surveillance for early identification, reporting, and management of emerging COVID-19 cases in schools

As schools in Uganda prepare to reopen after a prolonged period, the UK and Ireland have partnered with UNICEF to support two key activities which aim to support safe and sustainable reopening. The focus will be on school-based surveillance for early identification, reporting, and management of emerging COVID-19 cases in…