Tag: africa

25th June 2019

Sheila Nduhukire

Former news anchor & reporter for NTV Uganda

Female reporters must prove themselves twice

Sheila Nduhukire has been a journalist for more than eight years, most recently working as a senior news anchor and reporter for NTV Uganda. She’s currently on a Chevening scholarship at Cardiff University in the UK. In this guest blog for the Foreign Office, she talks about being forced to prove herself as a female […]

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7th June 2019

Susan Njanji

Southern African regional correspondent, Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Reporting from the frontline

Long-time Southern African regional correspondent Susan Njanji from Zimbabwe was one of very few black African female journalists to cover the genocide in Rwanda. Here she reflects on the challenges that she’s faced when reporting from the frontline as a woman – and why gender should never be a factor in deciding who gets the […]

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20th May 2019

Berna Namata

Acting Branch Manager, The East African

The biggest challenge to a robust media is relevancy

Berna Namata has been a business journalist for more than six years, mostly in Rwanda. She spent a year in London as a Chevening scholar. She returned in 2017 and currently works in Rwanda for the Nation Media Group’s popular regional weekly newspaper, The East African. In this guest blog for the Foreign Office, she […]

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30th November 2015 Geneva, Switzerland

by Julian Braithwaite

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva

Combating Fragility

The terror that stalked the music halls of Paris and the virus from Africa that reached the streets of Houston have something important in common.  They both originated in fragile or failing states.  Just as the refugees risking everything and the children facing famine are victims of this same fragility. The British Government published three […]

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25th November 2015

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by Nigel Baker

Ambassador to the Holy See (2011-2016)

Hope and determination in eliminating violence against women

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Between now and 10 December, Human Rights Day, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office – led by the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Baroness Anelay – will be focusing on our work to prevent sexual violence against women. […]

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6th November 2015

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by Greg Dorey

Diplomat

Ethiopia – a huge opportunity for UK investment

Two weeks ago all UK eyes were on China’s State visit to the UK. But the Chinese weren’t the only ones in town building commercial ties. It was also a week for Ethiopia in London, with a number of events where Ethiopia showcased their recent economic success and future potential. I joined Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister […]

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31st August 2015 Bangalore, India

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by Sunil Kumar

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Innovations for a clean water

Declining water quality is a global issue. At a time when the global population is growing and industrial and agricultural activities grow, plus the impact of climate change, clean water is become scarcer globally. While this is not new phenomena, I was amazed at the innovations that are being developed by researchers in UK, India, […]

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11th August 2015 London, UK

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by Grant Shapps

Former Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Peaceful and Democratic Transfers of Power: a Leaders’ Legacy

The UK has long valued democratic and accountable governance, not least in countries with which we have strong connections. As the Foreign Office and DFID Minister responsible for the UK’s relationship with Africa, one of my key tasks is to pursue this agenda in that continent. Recent scenes of discontent, strife and violence in Burundi […]

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26th May 2015 New Delhi, India

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by Karanpreet

Science and Innovation Adviser

Newton Bhabha Innovation Workshop: Industry Academia Engagement

On 12-13 May 2015, the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), in partnership with the Science and Innovation Network (SIN) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organised a workshop in New Delhi on ‘industry academia engagement’. The aim of the workshop was to discuss the current challenges of technological development in India, […]

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