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*CANCELLED* Peace and security and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa *CANCELLED*

12 March 2020

CANCELLED

The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee will this week take evidence on the key peace and security challenges facing Sub-Saharan Africa, and on the role of trade and the private sector in building prosperity.

Witnesses

Wednesday 18 March in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • Lord Boateng

At 11.40am

  • Dr Andrew Tchie, Senior Research Fellow and Obasanjo Fellow, Royal United Services Institute 

Possible questions

  • What are the key challenges to peace and security in the region?
  • How important an actor is the African Union in addressing key peace and security challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular in the Sahel and East Africa?
  • How do peace and security challenges affect the economic development of countries in East Africa and the Sahel?
  • How could the UK improve its trade relationships in Sub-Saharan Africa?
  • What role should the private sector play in Sub-Saharan Africa’s efforts to reduce poverty?
  • Should the Government focus its attention in Sub-Saharan Africa on countries with which the UK has a strong existing and historic relationship?

Further information