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Women And Low-Paid Among Worst Hit As UK Cuts Jobs

Women And Low-Paid Among Worst Hit As UK Cuts Jobs

Low-paid workers, young people and women are most likely to have lost work in Britain due to the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus lockdown, researchers said on Monday. Before the pandemic, about one in seven British employees worked in sectors that have largely or entirely shut down, with those who were already vulnerable worst […]

UK To Give Frontline Charities More Cash During Virus Lockdown

UK To Give Frontline Charities More Cash During Virus Lockdown

Britain’s finance minister Rishi Sunak announced on Wednesday an extra 750 million pounds ($930 million) of funding for frontline charities so they can continue their work during the coronavirus outbreak. “Our charities are playing a crucial role in the national fight against coronavirus, supporting those who are most in need,” Sunak said in a statement. […]

UK Film Stars Compile Alternative Award List In Diversity Row

UK Film Stars Compile Alternative Award List In Diversity Row

British film stars including Carey Mulligan and Gemma Arterton have come up with alternative nominees for the BAFTA Film Awards after criticism that this year’s list is not diverse enough. Top industry figures nominated their winners in a campaign organised by Time’s Up UK, the group set up to fight sexual harassment, to highlight movies […]

Kenyatta Secures U.S.$1,6 Billion Investment Deals at UK-Africa Summit

Kenyatta Secures U.S.$1,6 Billion Investment Deals at UK-Africa Summit

President Uhuru Kenyatta has secured major investment deals worth over Sh170.8 billion in the ongoing UK-Africa Investment Summit in London. On Monday, the country also set history after its first-ever green bond, called the “Simba Bond”, was listed on the London Stock Exchange. The bond is the brainchild of Acorn Holdings Ltd, a residential real […]

Britain Elects Record Number Of Female Lawmakers In 2019 Election

Britain Elects Record Number Of Female Lawmakers In 2019 Election

A record number of women were elected as lawmakers in Britain’s general election, with women’s rights campaigners on Friday cheering the result but saying progress towards equal representation must speed up. Women now represent just over a third of all members of parliament (MPs), taking 220 seats out of 650 in Britain’s lower house compared […]

Dame Helen Mirren Decries ‘Disturbing’ Global Rise In Homelessness

Dame Helen Mirren Decries ‘Disturbing’ Global Rise In Homelessness

Oscar-winning British actor Helen Mirren has hit out against the “exponential rise in homelessness” as she prepared to sleep out in central London on Saturday as part of a global charity appeal to fight the scourge. Mirren joined Hollywood stars Will Smith and Brian Cox and an estimated 50,000 people in the “World’s Big Sleep […]

Nigeria Risks Losing $9bn Over Failed Contract

Nigeria Risks Losing $9bn Over Failed Contract

Nigeria risks losing assets worth $8.9 billion in Britain and America as a UK firm fighting a lengthy court case against it begins moves to seize its assets. Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) wants Nigeria to pay $8.9 billion damages awarded to it by an arbitration tribunal in London. The UK engineering and natural gas […]

Dr Olivette Otele Is The First Black Female Professor Of history In The United Kingdom

Dr Olivette Otele Is The First Black Female Professor Of history In The United Kingdom

Cameroon-born academic Dr Olivette Otele became the first black woman professor of history in the UK, at Bath Spa University. She specialises in collective memory and geopolitics, particularly as related to the colonial histories of Britain and France. It is hard to believe that a place as “advanced” as the United Kingdom has never had […]

UK Announces £12m Funding To Support Open Govt Reform In Nigeria

UK Announces £12m Funding To Support Open Govt Reform In Nigeria

The UK government has announced the approval of a £12 million new funding as support to Nigeria to help deepen its implementation of open government reform commitments. The UK Ambassador to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, disclosed this in Abuja at the opening of the 2018 Open Government Partnership (OGP) Week.  Mr Arkwright, who was the special […]

Whistle-Blower Says Brexit Referendum Could Have Gone Other Way

Whistle-Blower Says Brexit Referendum Could Have Gone Other Way

Whistle-blower Christopher Wylie told lawmakers that the Brexit referendum could have gone the other way if rules hadn’t been broken during the campaign.  “I think it is completely reasonable to say that there could’ve been a different outcome in the referendum if there hadn’t been, in my view, cheating,” said Wylie, a former contractor at […]

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