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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
star this property uin 274585 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The agreement in principle between the Transitional Military Council and the Forces of Freedom and Change, which sets out the plan for the transition to civilian led government in Sudan, is a historic opportunity for the people of Sudan to secure freedom from repression, instability and economic hardship. The UK commends the role of the African Union (AU) and Ethiopia in their efforts to support the mediation that has helped to deliver this agreement. We look forward to it being formally signed. On 5 July the Foreign Secretary welcomed the agreement. This was reiterated by the UK at the UN Human Rights Council on 9 July.</p><p>There is a challenging path ahead. Sudan has faced decades of autocratic rule and peaceful protesters have been killed whilst demonstrating for change. Sudan needs to see swift implementation of the agreement, broad-based reform and economic adjustment, and will require sustained international support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:33:55.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:33:55.627Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1137545
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the power-sharing agreement between military leaders and the opposition alliance in Sudan on the long-term stability of that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 274555 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The agreement in principle between the Transitional Military Council and the Forces of Freedom and Change, which sets out the plan for the transition to civilian led government in Sudan, is a historic opportunity for the people of Sudan to secure freedom from repression, instability and economic hardship. The UK commends the role of the African Union (AU) and Ethiopia in their efforts to support the mediation that has helped to deliver this agreement. We look forward to it being formally signed. On 5 July the Foreign Secretary welcomed the agreement. This was reiterated by the UK at the UN Human Rights Council on 9 July.</p><p>There is a challenging path ahead. Sudan has faced decades of autocratic rule and peaceful protesters have been killed whilst demonstrating for change. Sudan needs to see swift implementation of the agreement, broad-based reform and economic adjustment, and will require sustained international support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:35:15.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:35:15.947Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4342
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1137547
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Somalia: Guinea more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of (a) diplomatic relations between Somalia and Guinea, and (b) the effect of those relations are having on Somaliland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 274557 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>​The UK is aware of the reported tensions between Somalia and Guinea. The two countries are responsible for their bilateral relationship. We are not aware of those relations having an effect on Somaliland. UK policy remains that it is for Somaliland and the Federal Government of Somalia to decide on a sustainable solution regarding their future. We continue to support and encourage plans for a peaceful dialogue between the two.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:37:27.837Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4342
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1136864
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nigeria: Terrorism more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he has taken with the Nigerian Government to help prevent the alleged funding of supply of weapons to terrorist groups by the oil industry in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 273311 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>​We are not aware of any evidence to corroborate the cited allegations against oil companies in Nigeria. Militants, pirates and criminals are active across the Niger Delta and their access to weapons is of real concern. The British Government regularly discusses insecurity in the Delta with a range of State and Federal government bodies, who share our concern. We also remain committed to supporting Nigeria in dealing with the threats posed by terrorist groups in the North East of Nigeria.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T13:53:48.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T13:53:48.637Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1136270
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Malawi: Diplomatic Relations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to improve diplomatic relations with Malawi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 272204 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Bilateral relations between the UK and Malawi remain strong. Following the Presidential election on 21 May, our High Commission in Lilongwe is engaging with the newly appointed Government to agree areas for future co-operation. The UK supports prosperity and development for the people of Malawi with around £140 million invested per year through the Department for International Development (DFID)'s work, which is targeted on the most vulnerable in society. The UK-funded Commonwealth Trade Facilitation Programme is helping Malawi adopt faster and more efficient customs procedures. In turn, these will reduce the cost of doing business and create a more enabling environment for intra-Commonwealth Trade. In conjunction with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Ministry of Defence (MOD), we are also providing expertise and training to Malawian rangers to tackle the Illegal Wildlife Trade. The recently announced Royal Visit to Malawi by HRH The Duke of Sussex in the Autumn will strengthen further our deep and long-standing relationship with Malawi.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:08:20.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:08:20.097Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1136404
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nigeria: Oil more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Nigerian Government on progress towards cleaning up oil pollution in the Niger Delta. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 272132 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned that work on the Ogoniland clean-up has not started, but note that the contracts for clean-up have been awarded. In our regular engagement with all levels of Federal and State Government in Nigeria, and with executive bodies, we have encouraged the clean-up of Ogoniland to start in line with the 2011 United Nations Environmental Programme report. The British Government will continue to encourage the process to be transparent and open, and engage all partners to play their part in the clean-up of all areas affected by oil pollution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:14:56.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:14:56.467Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1135792
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan and Sudan: Oil more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of oil exports from (a) Sudan and (b) South Sudan in the last two years; how much oil has been produced by each of those countries in the last two years; and how much revenue each Government has received in respect of oil production. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 271338 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The published data on oil exports and revenue in both Sudan and South Sudan is difficult to verify. In Sudan the Central Bank publishes data on the total value of crude oil exports, US$ 321.5 million in 2017 and US$ 440.4 million in 2018, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. There is no officially published data on South Sudan but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) collects data from different sources (including Government), and has reported exports of 42.0 and 43.5 million barrels in 2016/17 and 2017/18 respectively, raising revenues of US$ 910 million and US$ 1,072 million. The IMF estimates that out of its oil revenues the South Sudanese Government made oil-related payments to Sudan of US$ 480 million and US$ 781 million in 2016/17 and 2017/18 respectively, as a consequence of the 2012 agreement between Sudan and South Sudan. We welcome the Government of South Sudan’s commitment to expedite the process to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Index in the revised peace agreement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:27:16.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:27:16.953Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1135882
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Paramilitary Forces more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the strength of Sudan’s rapid support forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 271494 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not routinely engage with Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF). There are not officially published figures of the number of personnel within the RSF, although there have been publically reported graduation ceremonies for over 9,000 RSF members between May 2017 and April 2019. In a public address in Khartoum on 22 June, Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo (known as Hemetti), Commander of the RSF and Deputy Chair of the Transitional Military Council, stated that there are 30,000 Sudanese soldiers are in Yemen. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information nor can we assess how much of this deployment is RSF. In light of this statement and given recent recruitment it is likely that the total numbers of RSF are above 30,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:04:36.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:04:36.067Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1135885
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burundi: Press Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the restrictions on the independent media in Burundi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 271497 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>​We are very concerned by restrictions on the media in Burundi. Freedom of the media is essential in any functioning democracy; people must be allowed to debate issues freely, to challenge their governments, and to be informed by a strong and robust media. We condemn the decision made by the Government of Burundi to revoke the BBC's operating license, suspend the Voice of America, and the recent decisions to restrict the reporting activities of local media. These decisions are particularly concerning in light of the 2020 elections for which a free and independent media is vital.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:40:13.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:40:13.513Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4342
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1135886
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Sub-Saharan Africa more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) China’s influence in sub-Saharan Africa and (b) the extent of Chinese investment in ports in sub-Saharan Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 271498 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>China is Sub-Saharan Africa's largest trading partner and a significant source of investment and development finance. Decisions about the extent of Chinese invements in ports are for the respective countries to decide. The UK want to work with China and our African partners to ensure all investments are economically viable and sustainable for the debtor.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:10:24.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:10:24.307Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this