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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 […]

The Political Destruction Left Behind After Carillion’s Collapse

The Political Destruction Left Behind After Carillion’s Collapse

Carillion Plc, the U.K. construction and services company that collapsed under 1.6 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) of debt, was hardly a household name. But its failure puts another big problem into Prime Minister Theresa May’s already overflowing inbox.  While U.K. voters may not know the company, they relied on its products: It built hospitals and […]

Okonjo-Iweala Named Director Of Standard Chartered, United Kingdom

Okonjo-Iweala Named Director Of Standard Chartered, United Kingdom

Former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named an independent non-executive director at Standard Chartered Plc in the United Kingdom. Standard Chartered PLC is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London and with presence in 70 countries. According to a statement released by the company yesterday, her appointment is effective from […]

Better Risk Assessment Central To Impact Of UK Aid Funds, Says Watchdog

Better Risk Assessment Central To Impact Of UK Aid Funds, Says Watchdog

The Department for International Development’s approach to managing aid in conflict zones is often weakened by a desire to protect its own reputation, with staff reporting confusion over how to implement DfID’s key policies, a report has found (pdf). According to the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (Icai), which investigates taxpayer-funded UK aid, DfID staff […]

Theresa May ‘Raised Objections To Project As Home Secretary’

Theresa May ‘Raised Objections To Project As Home Secretary’

Theresa May raised objections to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power deal during the coalition government, the former business secretary Sir Vince Cable has claimed, in remarks that will throw fresh doubt over the project’s future. Cable said that as home secretary, May had been unhappy about the former chancellor George Osborne’s “gung-ho” attitude to […]

UK Joins Greece At Bottom Of Wage Growth League

UK Joins Greece At Bottom Of Wage Growth League

Britain has suffered a bigger fall in real wages since the financial crisis than any other advanced country apart from Greece, research shows. A report by the TUC, published on Wednesday, shows that real earnings have declined more than 10% since the credit crunch began in 2007, leaving the UK equal bottom in a league […]

Will The UK Be Left Behind On Sustainable Development?

Will The UK Be Left Behind On Sustainable Development?

The first top-flight UN meeting on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) since they were adopted last year marks a key moment for the implementation of the ambitious 15-year blueprint. The theme of this year’s high-level political forum in New York is “leave no one behind” – a fundamental principle behind the global goals.aunching the first […]

Angela Merkel Backs Theresa May’s Plan Not To Trigger Brexit This Year

Angela Merkel Backs Theresa May’s Plan Not To Trigger Brexit This Year

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has backed Theresa May’s decision to wait until next year before starting the formal process of leaving the EU, despite pressure from others in Europe for a speedier exit. After their first meeting in Berlin, Merkel gave support to the new prime minister, saying it was right and necessary for […]

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