British Government

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2014
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EXCLUSIVE: Video Evidence Shows Eritrea Embassy Extorting UK Refugees Diaspora TaxIBTimes UK ) New video evidence exclusively obtained by IBTimes UK has confirmed that the Eritrean government still collects a controversial “diaspora tax” from nationals living in the UK – despite assurances by British...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 12th, 2014
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Eritrean nationals in the UK, as well as individuals of Eritrean descent, are being forced to pay an illegal 2% tax levied on all their UK earnings by the Eritrean government. This is in addition to the ordinary taxes they pay in Britain. Despite assurances from the British Government that this has b...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 6th, 2013
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By Lawrence Nwobu Introduction: One of the greatest enduring myths in Nigeria is the lie that Yakubu Gowon fought the Nigeria-Biafra war to keep Nigeria united, whereas in reality not only did Yakubu Gowon whose Northern region had originally intended to secede (Araba) after the July 1966 counter-cou...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 31st, 2013
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Following rumours of the introduction of a visa bond by the UK into the visa policy between it and Nigeria, the British High Commission has responded to the visa bond saga. In a statement signed by the Head of Press & Public Affairs Section, Robert Fitzpatrick, the High commission said the Britis...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Feb 20th, 2013
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UK help sought to end oil theft Nigeria had asked Britain for help to tackle a multimillion-dollar oil theft business that was run by international crime syndicates, its oil minister said yesterday. Oil bunkering – hacking into pipelines to steal crude then refining it or selling it abroad – is costi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 13th, 2013
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(LONDON) – An exiled independent advocacy group, Resolve Ogaden Coalition (ROC), on Saturday urged the British government to refrain from sending money to train Ethiopian paramilitaries that are widely accused of human rights abuses in the ethnic Somali region. Britain is preparing to fund up t...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 12th, 2013
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According to a recent publication by the Guardian, the British government has plans to fund and train an Ethiopian paramilitary group in the Ogaden and subsidize them with millions of Pounds. Renowned international human rights groups such as: Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have atteste...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 18th, 2012
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Ministers issued a dramatic confession yesterday that prisoners were tortured and sexually abused under British colonial rule in Kenya. It is believed to be the first time the Government has made such a public declaration that atrocities were carried out ‘at the hands of the colonial administration’....
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 14th, 2011
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Nyeri – Almost 60 years have passed since British colonial forces beat Wambugu Wa Nyingi and left him for dead, but neither the dark scars from years shackled in chains nor his tramautic memories have faded. “They told us to dig our own graves,” Nyingi recalled in a low voice of bei...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 21st, 2011
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Kenyan veterans of the 1950s Mau Mau uprising celebrated Thursday after four colleagues won court approval in Britain to sue the British government over brutality they claim they suffered in the struggle. “For a very long time we have remained steadfast in our pursuit for justice, for the tortu...