Africa APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between Africa and the UK and to further understanding within the UK parliament of contemporary UK-African relations and pan-African matters and development agendas in the UK parliament. The group also seeks to challenge negative stereotypes pertaining to Africa where they persist.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Africa

1. Tuberculosis by country: rates per 100,000 people
20/10/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Mediterranean 189 72000 ü Algeria Africa 61 26000 Angola Africa 351 112000 ü Azerbaijan Europe 60

2. DFID results estimates: 2015 to 2020
27/08/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: Extremely Fragile Africa 158000 169000 2000 330000 Ethiopia Extremely Fragile Africa 580000 646000 0 1227000

3. The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa
24/03/2020 - Inquiry: The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa - International Relations and Defence Committee
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Found: Chief Uzo Owunne, INGO Africa Ambassadors Interactive Forum – Written evidence (AFR0019) 15/10/2020

4. The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa
01/02/2020 - Inquiry: The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa - International Relations and Defence Committee
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Found: Kingdom Partnership. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The UK-Africa Investment Summit provides a platform for the UK

5. European Economic Area data tables – Immigration Statistics, year ending June 2020
27/08/2020 - Home Office
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Found: 2127 z 1006 2004 Africa North *Total Africa North 1913 969 485 z 285 130 z 44 2004 Africa Sub-Saharan *Total

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Africa

1. Sub-Saharan Africa (Report from the International Relations and Defence Committee)
08/09/2021 - Grand Committee

1: Relations and Defence Committee The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa: prosperity, peace and development co-operation - Speech Link
2: to introduce our report The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa: Prosperity, Peace and Development Co-operation - Speech Link

2. Sub-Saharan Africa: Water and Sanitation
10/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: We continue to support WASH projects throughout Africa. Our country teams are responding through health - Speech Link
2: assessment across its portfolio of investments in Africa and South Asia. As other investors withdraw, CDC - Speech Link
3: welcome extension of the WASH programme across Africa. How can we ensure that the investments made in - Speech Link

3. International Development
18/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: IDA before concluding.As the House knows, Africa remains the poorest continent on the planet, and - Speech Link
2: ADB’s five key areas are to light up and power up Africa, to integrate, to industrialise, to feed, and to - Speech Link
3: Strangford, many churches are involved in work across Africa, particularly the Eden Mission in Newtownards, - Speech Link

4. Zimbabwe: Human Rights Abuses
16/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: African Union, and (2) to the government of South Africa, about reports of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe - Speech Link
2: engage regularly with the African Union and South Africa on Zimbabwe, including on human rights issues. - Speech Link
3: investigations into those allegations. The Minister for Africa reiterated this message when he spoke to Zimbabwe’s - Speech Link

5. Africa: Support
06/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: rapidly adapting its bilateral programmes across Africa to help counter the health, humanitarian and economic - Speech Link
2: concerned about the food security situation in Africa. In east Africa alone, nearly 25 million people are at - Speech Link
3: addresses the economic fragility of sub-Saharan Africa, the supply chains and the international trade - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Africa
1. Africa: Coronavirus
asked by: Baroness Kennedy of Cradley
22/02/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist African nations to access adequate supplies of COVID-19 vaccine.

2. VAT: Africa
asked by: Chi Onwurah
12/03/2021
... what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the effect of changes to VAT treatment of overseas goods from African businesses from 1 January 2021 on (a) trade and (b) development.

3. Africa: Internet
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
14/04/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of internet freedom in countries in Africa categorised as Partly Free by the Freedom House index for 2020.

4. Africa: Internet
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
14/04/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of internet freedom in countries in Africa categorised as Not Free by the Freedom House index for 2020.

5. Africa: Democracy
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
14/04/2021
... what steps his Department are taking to increase the level of democracy in countries in Africa categorised as Partly Free by the Freedom House index for 2020.

Latest Questions
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13 Current APPG Officers
Lord Oates Portrait
Lord Oates
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 12th October 2016
Lord Popat Portrait
Lord Popat
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
3 APPG Memberships
Commonwealth , Rwanda , Weddings
Lord St John of Bletso Portrait
Lord St John of Bletso
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 2nd June 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Eritrea , Zimbabwe
Patrick Grady Portrait
Patrick Grady
Secretary
Scottish National Party - Glasgow North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Chi Onwurah MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7114.

Email: chi.onwurah.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Henrietta Bailey-Morgan, Royal African Society, SOAS, 21 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EA. Tel: 020 7074 5172

Email: baileyh@parliament.uk

Secretariat:

Royal African Society acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.royalafricansociety.org/

Group's Website:

http://www.royalafricansociety.org/appg-africa

Benefits in Kind
Date
8 Jan 2021
Source
Royal African Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 08/01/2021 To : 07/01/2022
Value
£31,501
Date
8 Jan 2020
Source
Royal African Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 08/01/2020 To : 07/01/2021
Value
£24,001
Date
5 Jul 2019
Source
Royal African Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/07/2019 To : 04/07/2020
Value
£24,001
Date
5 Jul 2018
Source
Royal African Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/07/2018 To : 04/07/2019
Value
£24,001
Date
1 Jan 2018
Source
Royal African Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2018 To : 31/12/2018
Value
£16,501
Date
1 Jan 2017
Source
Royal African Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£16,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Royal African Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£31,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Royal African Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£30,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Africa APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Purvis of Tweed Portrait
Lord Purvis of Tweed
Vie Chair (Northern Africa)
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 21st April 2021
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Vice Chair (Eastern Africa)
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Steel of Aikwood Portrait
Lord Steel of Aikwood
Honorary President
Non-affiliated - Retired on 27 March 2020
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Portrait
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead
Honorary Vice-President
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Lea of Crondall Portrait
Lord Lea of Crondall
Honorary Vice-President
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
1 APPG Membership
Arts and Heritage
Baroness Chalker of Wallasey Portrait
Baroness Chalker of Wallasey
Honorary Vice-President
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships