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Alok Sharma's closing speech at UK-Africa Investment Summit

Let me extend my thanks to all of you for making the UK’s first Africa Investment Summit such a success.

Certainly for me and all my colleagues in government, this has been a fabulous day.

I started off with President Kenyatta at the London Stock Exchange. This was absolutely a landmark moment...Read More »

UK – Egypt announce joint economic partnership

UK – Egypt announce joint economic partnership

UK – Egypt announce joint economic partnership

Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom Alok Sharma and Minister of International Cooperation for the Arab Republic of Egypt Dr. Rania Al-Mashat have agreed in...Read More »

International Development Secretary launches new venture to create rich pipeline of infrastructure projects across Africa

  • Alok Sharma announces new landmark infrastructure partnerships with Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and the African Development Bank
  • New British facility to generate billions of pounds of private sector investment for sustainable energy, transport and telecommunications projects in African countries
  • Alok Sharma commits to boosting investment in green, quality infrastructure such as...Read More »

Making NGOs' voices heard at the UN

We can’t overestimate, I think, the powerful role in civil society can and does play in protecting and promoting human rights, democratic values and holding those in power to account. Our work here at the UN and across the globe would not be as effective without the contribution of civil...Read More »

Andrew Latchmore, Paul Mancey, and Monica Turner appointed as Trustees of the Royal Armouries

Andrew Latchmore studied Law at Leeds University and has over 40 years’ experience working as a lawyer focusing primarily on commercial property development work acting for both private and public sector clients. He was a Partner at Eversheds (now Eversheds Sutherland) for 25 years and served as National Managing Partner...Read More »

New measures to improve building safety standards

  • Government committed to delivering the biggest change in building safety for a generation
  • Housing Secretary announces the new Building Safety Regulator within the Health and Safety Executive, to be established immediately
  • Government sets out clarified and consolidated advice for building owners, proposal to extend cladding ban, update on fire sprinklers
  • Response to...Read More »

Billions of pounds worth of commercial deals signed at Summit

British and African firms have announced over £6.5 billion worth of commercial deals today, at the opening of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London.

The commercial deals span a variety of sectors including infrastructure, energy, retail and technology, and will deliver high-quality investment, jobs and growth across the UK...Read More »

Charity Commission Chair welcomes new board members

Baroness Stowell MBE, Chair of the Charity Commission, has welcomed the appointment of Joanne Prowse and Imran Gulamhuseinwala to the regulator’s Board.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport today announced the appointment of the new board members.

They replace Catherine Quinn and Laurie Benson whose terms of office came to...Read More »

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