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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 […]

How May’s Sure Thing Became a Political Disaster for the Ages

How May’s Sure Thing Became a Political Disaster for the Ages

  It was 5:30 a.m. when an exhausted Theresa May returned to Conservative Party headquarters to face her demoralized campaign workers. Surrounded by discarded food wrappers, inflated blue balloons and empty bottles of beer and wine, May addressed the wreckage of a gamble that went from sure thing to catastrophe in less than two months. The […]

Rwanda: Renewed Call For UK To Extradite Five Genocidaires

Rwanda: Renewed Call For UK To Extradite Five Genocidaires

The Government, survivors and Aegis Trust – a British NGO that campaigns to prevent genocide worldwide – have renewed the call pressing for the extradition from the United Kingdom of five Rwandans suspected of participating in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. After an eight-day High Court appeal hearing in London concluded last month, it […]

Reps Summon Minister, British Envoy, Over Detention, Deportation Of Nigerian In UK

Reps Summon Minister, British Envoy, Over Detention, Deportation Of Nigerian In UK

THE House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, yesterday, summoned Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Godfrey Onyeama, and the British High Commissioner to Nigeria to explain the reason behind alleged illegal detention of a Nigerian residing in the UK, Abiodun Juba, for 18 months without trial. They are also to explain why Juba was deported to […]

Nigerian Man Jailed In The UK For Sexual Assault

Nigerian Man Jailed In The UK For Sexual Assault

27 year old Peter Odukoya, a Computer science undergraduate in the UK, has been convicted by a UK court after it heard an audio of a 20 year old woman he sexually assaulted. In the audio which was played in the court by the prosecution, the woman was heard pleading with him as he assaulted […]

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 […]

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