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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 […]

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 […]

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