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Drought in Somalia so Boris makes a surprise visit

The situation in Somalia has reached crisis point, so Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has paid a surprise visit.   He arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu today.  His visit to the East African Nation was an unannounced trip and it is the first time a higher profile UK minister has visited Somalia since the Somali Parliament elected Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as president last month. Britain is appealing for aid for Somalia’s drought, which has been declared a national disaster amid warnings of a full-blown famine. Continue reading

Britain has sent Boris Johnson to Geneva to support the Cypris peace talks

Britain has sent Boris Johnson to Geneva  to support the  Cyprus  peace talks, aimed at ending the decades-long division of the island, the Foreign Office said.borisfo17The strategically located island in the eastern Mediterranean, a former British colony, was split after a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup.   For the first time in more than a decade, Greek and Turkish Cypriots plan to submit maps to the United Nations detailing their proposals on territorial boundaries between constituent states in a two-zone federation. Continue reading

Video of Boris Johnson keeping us updated on progress at the UN

The United Nations has issued a video of Boris Johnson talking about his work at the UN.  It’s great to be updated on what is happening  Other Foreign Secretaries have tended to be mysterious about the job, did Phillip Hammond inform us on anything, ever? Continue reading