Calais Immigration Crisis




Calais Immigration Crisis The government has held an emergency COBRA meeting to discuss the ongoing immigration crisis in Calais. As migrants have been boarding lorries to enter the UK during the recent strikes by French ferry workers, Philippe Mignonet, the Deputy Mayor of Calais, has claimed the city has been sacrificed by Europe, and particularly […]






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Labour vows to lift trade with Africa as Umunna warns of missed opportunities




Shadow business secretary says Nigeria visit revealed potential and warns against focusing solely on Bric nations such as India A future Labour government would seek to stimulate Britain’s trade with Africa, the shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, has said, as he warned of the risks of missing out on the opportunities from the fast-growing continent. […]






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ENRC investigated for bribery in Africa and Kazakhstan




Serious Fraud Office has launched a criminal investigation into Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, the FTSE-listed firm Allegations of cash payments to African presidents are to be investigated as part of the Serious Fraud Office inquiry into corruption at Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, the FTSE-listed mining firm. The financial watchdog last week launched a criminal investigation […]






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‘So-called experts arrive Africa thinking they knew what the solutions are’




On World Health Day, we speak with Stella Anyangwe about her career at the World Health Organisation and her thoughts on how to improve cooperation between global health organisations You are currently the programme area coordinator for disaster preparedness and response in the African region of World Health Organisation (WHO). What have you learnt in […]






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”Experts’ arrive Africa thinking they knew what the solutions are’




On World Health Day, we speak with Stella Anyangwe about her career at the World Health Organisation and her thoughts on how to improve cooperation between global health organisations You are currently the programme area coordinator for disaster preparedness and response for World Health Organisation (WHO) in Africa. What have you learnt in this role? […]






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The solution to Africa’s woes lies with Africans, not the west | the big issue




Bob Geldof should understand that political gestures and NGO activism are not the way to beat poverty in Africa The famine that catapulted Bob Geldof’s Band Aid to prominence had more to do with Ethiopian government policy to withhold food shipments to rebel areas than the weather and to spend nearly half of its gross […]






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Aid has transformed Africa. Now is the time for growth and governance | Tony Blair




Africa has made huge advances since the 2005 Glenagles summit – but it still needs our support Prime ministers and presidents generally don’t like global summits. They are a necessary part of the ebb and flow of international diplomacy. But frankly, the majority of summits don’t achieve that much – they usually end in a […]






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