New Funding for Addressing Migrant and Refugee Crisis

New Funding for Addressing Migrant and Refugee Crisis Prime Minister announces £200 million to help tackle causes of migration, and £2 million UK contribution to the EU’s Africa Trust Fund.
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Minister for Africa Restates UK’s Concern for Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria

Minister for Africa Restates UK’s Concern for Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria Mr Duddridge uses one year anniversary of abduction to reinforce concern for the victims of Boko Haram, and restate UK support to Nigeria.
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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 IndiaA 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.On a […]
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Nigerian Islamists claim seven foreign hostages killed

Foreign Office investigates claims by Ansaru rebels, while Italian government is quoted as saying hostages are dead The Foreign Office is investigating claims by a Nigerian Islamist group that it has killed seven kidnapped foreign construction workers, one whom is understood to be British. The hostages were taken on 16 February while working for Lebanese […]
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William Hague says British hostage ‘likely to have been killed’ in Nigeria

Foreign secretary describes killing of foreign hostages by Islamist terrorists as ‘an act of cold-blooded murder’ A British construction worker abducted by Islamist terrorists in northern Nigeria is “likely to have been killed at the hands of his captors”, along with six other foreign workers, according to William Hague. The foreign secretary described the killings […]
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Cameron hits out at ‘bureaucratic rubbish’ holding back UK economy

PM tells CBI that Whitehall decision-making must become more pro-business and lashes out at judicial reviews halting infrastructure projectsBritain needs to clear out the “bureaucratic rubbish” obstructing enterprise because the nation is mired “in the economic equivalent of war”, David Cameron will say on Monday.In a hard-hitting speech that seems to reflect his frustration over […]
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Coca-Cola Hellenic quits Greece and seeks refuge in London

Greece’s biggest company is pulling out of near-bankrupt Greece and seeking listing on London stock exchangeGreece’s biggest company, Coca-Cola Hellenic, is pulling out of the near-bankrupt country and seeking refuge by listing on the London stock exchange.The €5.7bn (£4.6bn) company, which bottles Coke in 28 countries from Russia to Nigeria, said it would move its […]
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Shell spending millions of dollars on security in Nigeria, leaked data shows

Internal documents reveal oil company spent $383m over three years protecting staff and installations in Niger delta regionShell is paying Nigerian security forces tens of millions of dollars a year to guard their installations and staff in the Niger delta, according to leaked internal financial data seen by the Guardian. The oil giant also maintains […]
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Gang members show entrepreneurial zeal, says Chuka Umunna

Shadow business secretary says gangs pour energy into building up brands that could be channelled into other activitiesGang members in some areas have an “entrepreneurial zeal” that should be harnessed to provide a “ladder up”, the shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, will say in a speech.Talking in Westminster on Tuesday about entrepreneurship and social mobility, […]
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