EU steps up humanitarian aid for Burundi crisis: €22 million in 2016

The EU is increasing its support to respond to emergency needs of those fleeing the country due to ongoing instability in Burundi. The European Commission has announced additional €10 million in humanitarian aid to help the increasing number of displaced Burundians. This comes on top of the €12.2 million already provided since the beginning of … Read more

EU to provide €55 million for the people of Burundi

The European Commission today announced two new actions worth €55 million. These programmes will provide direct support to the population, in the areas of health, food security and nutrition. Today, the European Commission announced two new actions to support the people of Burundi: access to healthcare, worth €40 million and a rural development and nutrition … Read more

84% of World Bank’s private investments in Sub-Saharan Africa go to companies using tax havens

Fifty-one of the 68 companies that were lent money by the World Bank’s private lending arm in 2015 to finance investments in sub-Saharan Africa use tax havens, Oxfam revealed today. Oxfam’s new analysis focused on International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. It shows that together these 51 companies, whose use of tax havens has … Read more

Minister for Africa visits Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire

Visit by FCO Minister focussed on a range of areas including business collaboration, prosperity and security. Foreign Office Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, visited Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire from 3-7 April 2016 to deepen business collaboration and promote shared interests on prosperity and security. In a wide-ranging visit the Minister underscored the importance of West … Read more

UK Export Finance unlocks African markets for UK exporters

UK Export Finance, the UK’s export credit agency, has become the newest member of the African Trade Insurance (ATI) agency, offering UK exporters enhanced access to growing markets in Africa. UK Export Finance (UKEF) has today announced that it has joined ATI, the pan-African export credit agency (ECA). The move comes as the UK government … Read more

UK leads humanitarian response to food crisis in Malawi

The UK is stepping up humanitarian support including food packages and medical supplies. The UK is stepping up humanitarian support including food packages and medical supplies to help Malawi’s most vulnerable families survive one of the country’s worst food shortage crises in over a decade. As one of the leading humanitarian donors to Malawi, the … Read more