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May Under Fire as Brexit Reality Sparks Conservative Civil War

May Under Fire as Brexit Reality Sparks Conservative Civil War

  The hard choices of Brexit have tipped Theresa May’s Conservative Party into open warfare. It’s not clear the prime minister will survive the crossfire. May has held onto her job by avoiding too much clarity on what Britain’s divorce from the European Union might look like, even as the process has been going on […]

UK Pledges Support For Nigerian Women’s Participation In Politics

UK Pledges Support For Nigerian Women’s Participation In Politics

The British government will support Nigerian women who want to be actively involved in politics. The UK Special envoy on gender equality, Joanna Roper, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that there was the need to increase women participation in politics in Nigeria. stated this in an interview with the News “‘Nigeria and UK […]

UK Attacks Loneliness And Mental Health, Appoints Minister For Loneliness

UK Attacks Loneliness And Mental Health, Appoints Minister For Loneliness

Britain has appointed its first ever minister for loneliness after research found that one in 10 people in the U.K. face isolation, a condition that can trigger a range of physical and mental health issues.  As Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tracey Crouch’s appointment on Wednesday, she called loneliness “the sad reality of modern life” for “far too […]

UK Provides Shelter Kits For 140,000 Somalis Displaced By Drought

UK Provides Shelter Kits For 140,000 Somalis Displaced By Drought

Emergency shelter kits, funded by the UK government, have started to arrive at ports in Somalia. These 20,000 kits will provide shelter for 140,000 droughts displaced Somalis. In addition to protecting families living in harsh conditions, they will provide a level of security and protection for some of Somalia’s most vulnerable people. The UK government […]

UK Funds Zim National Health Strategy To Support Women And Children

UK Funds Zim National Health Strategy To Support Women And Children

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID has made available $82.1 million to improve sexual, reproductive health and nutrition services for women, adolescents and children in Zimbabwe. Most of this grant will finance health interventions implemented under the Health Development Fund while US$ 2.2 million will be for strengthening Zimbabwe’s capacity to prevent, detect and […]

DRC Launches Principles For Global Action To Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence With UN, UK Partners

DRC Launches Principles For Global Action To Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence With UN, UK Partners

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Personal Representative on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment, Madam Jeanine Mabunda, launched the Principles for Global Action to tackle the stigma of sexual violence in conflict at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, at a program organized by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict […]

UK Commends Nigeria For Tackling Piracy In Gulf Of Guinea

UK Commends Nigeria For Tackling Piracy In Gulf Of Guinea

The United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary, Mr. Boris Johnson yesterday in Lagos commended the role Nigeria was playing in tackling piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, pointing out that a lot of the UK’s oil came from the Nigerian Waters.  The Foreign Secretary said this during his visit to the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Unity […]

We Cannot Be Silent On ‘Honour-Based’ Violence

Conservative MP Nusrat Ghani has brought forward a motion that certain crimes against women should no longer be described in relation to ‘honour’. Her rationale sounds reasonable – that describing these crimes differently has meant that police have been treating them as less serious; that they have been avoiding dealing with these crimes due to […]

Nuclear Threat: UK, US Team Up Against N’ Korea

Nuclear Threat: UK, US Team Up Against N’ Korea

The United Kingdom says it support the warning by President Donald Trump to return “fire and fury” against North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S. with nuclear attacks. Amb. Matthew Rycroft, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, told UN Correspondents on Wednesday after a meeting of the Security Council that both countries were […]

UK And Nigeria Move Against IDP Camps Abuses

UK And Nigeria Move Against IDP Camps Abuses

The United Kingdom has collaborated with the Nigeria through the Nigeria Police to combat problems of drug and sexual violence in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the North East. Cases of drug abuse and sexual violence had been reported at IDP camps in recent time, which had been a source of embarrassment to the […]

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