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  1. UN Human Rights Council 43: UK statement under item 10

    UK International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French, delivers the UK statement under item 10 commenting on the UK's strong support for the vital role of technical cooperation

  2. More than 17,000 helped to get home from across Africa

    UK government charter flights have now flown over 150,000 miles enabling over 8,400 stranded travellers to return home from across Africa.

  3. Growth Gateway announced at UK-Africa Investment Summit

    Support for businesses in the UK and Africa to develop trade and investment links.

  4. FT Africa Summit 2019: Minister for Africa's speech

    At the Financial Times event, Andrew Stephenson spoke on the UK’s new approach to economic partnerships with African countries, businesses and civil society.

  5. Addressing the root causes of conflict in the Great Lakes Region

    Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on the Great Lakes Region

  6. Queen’s birthday celebration 2019 in Uganda: High Commissioner's speech

    British High Commissioner to Uganda, Peter West, delivered a speech at The Queen's birthday party celebrations in Kampala on 6 June.

  7. Statement from Harriett Baldwin on Ebola in Uganda

    International Development Minister comments on the cases of Ebola in Uganda, near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  8. Stability in the Great Lakes Region

    Statement by Stephen Hickey, UK Political Coordinator at the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on the Great Lakes Region

  9. UK aid helps stop 750 pieces of illegal ivory being smuggled from South Sudan into Uganda

    Technology funded by UK aid has helped the Ugandan Revenue Authority make one of the largest seizures of wildlife contraband the country has ever seen.

  10. UK aid to crack down on criminal gangs driving the illegal wildlife trade

    International Development Secretary announces new joint initiative with the Foreign Office at event with the Duke of Cambridge.

  11. UK deepens ties across East Africa

    Minister for Africa deepens political ties and increases support for refugees and education, on a visit to Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia.

  12. Protecting children today prevents conflict tomorrow

    Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Open Debate on children and armed conflict.

  13. Pursuing peace and stability in the Great Lakes region

    Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at Security Council meeting on the situation in the Great Lakes region.

  14. African leaders meet in Botswana for summit on wildlife crime

    The UK government continues work to end the illegal wildlife trade.

  15. Minister for Africa urges action to tackle illegal wildlife trade

    Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin praises African conservation efforts but calls for international cooperation to tackle poachers and the illegal ivory trade.

  16. Commonwealth has key role to play in the bright future for Britain: article by Boris Johnson

    Writing in The Sunday Express, the Foreign Secretary celebrates our shared values and looks ahead to opportunities at the London Commonwealth Summit in April.

  17. PM meetings at the London Somalia Conference: 11 May 2017

    Prime Minister Theresa May discussed the importance of bringing together the international community to help Somalia build a more secure, stable and prosperous future for its people.

  18. PM speech at the London Somalia Conference

    Theresa May gave a speech about the importance of building a stable and prosperous future for Somalia.

  19. Baroness Anelay’s visit to East Africa

    Minister’s trip will focus on preventing sexual violence, supporting refugees and conflict prevention in the region.

  20. Change of British High Commissioner to Uganda

    Mr Peter West CMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Uganda