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The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa

Inquiry

In August 2018 the then Prime Minister said the UK was "seeking to work more closely with the more than 50 nations of Africa to deliver our shared security and prosperity, and through this strengthening a global system that is capable of delivering lasting benefits for all”. She emphasised the importance of inclusive growth, and said the Government would “put our development budget and expertise at the centre of our partnership".

In 2015 the African Union outlined, in Agenda 2063, its strategy to achieve the Pan African Vision of "An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, representing a dynamic force in the international arena".

In February 2019, the UK and the AU signed a Joint Communiqué on the African Union-United Kingdom Partnership. This set out "a broad range of shared priorities in support of the African Union’s objectives for the Continent and a shared vision for a prosperous, secure and innovative future for Africa, tackling common challenges such as climate change, and making the most of opportunities such as increasing trade links and the dynamism of Africa’s youthful population".

The Committee’s inquiry will focus on how the UK can best support the AU’s Agenda 2063 and the areas for co-operation set out in the 2019 AU-UK Joint Communiqué.

Work news

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UK still has no coherent strategy for engaging with Africa
International Relations and Defence Commitee publishes report ino the UK's relationship with Sub-Saharan Africa
10 July 2020
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What is the Government's approach to Sub-Saharan Africa?
The International Relations and Defence Committee takes evidence 20 May 2020 at 10.00am
14 May 2020
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African responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
The International Relations and Defence Commitee takes evidence virtually on 15 May 2020 at 10.00am
13 May 2020
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*CANCELLED* Peace and security and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa *CANCELLED*
The International Relations and Defence Commitee takes evidence on 18 March at 10.40am
12 March 2020
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UK investment, trade and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa
The International Relations and Defence Committee takes evidence 12 February at 10.40am
7 February 2020
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UK strategy, partners and rivals in Sub-Saharan Africa
The International Relations and Defence Committee takes evidence 5 February at 10.40am
31 January 2020
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Government officials give evidence on UK engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa
The International Relations and Defence Committee takes evidence 29 January at 10.40am
29 January 2020
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UK and Sub-Saharan Africa inquiry begins with first evidence session
The International Relations and Defence Committee takes evidence 22 January at 10.10am
17 January 2020
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Sub-Saharan Africa - prosperity, peace and development co-operation inquiry launched
International Relations Committee publishes Call for evidence on Sub-Saharan Africa
29 July 2019
Total results 9 (page 1 of 1)

Contact us

  • Email: hlintlrelations@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 7412 (committee staff) | 020 7219 8659 (Press Officer)
  • Address: International Relations and Defence Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW