Feb 16th, 2013
Today I met a future doctor, accountant and engineer. They were all 13 year old girls. The aspirations of these Ethiopian girls is heartening. The engineer says she wants to train to help “build up her country”. I wouldn’t bet against her doing just that. And the UK Department for I...
In East Africa
Jan 15th, 2013
Published in The Guardian Your report (Report, 10 January) accusing the government of funding the Liyu police force is misleading. Not a penny of British money will go to the Liyu force. We take human rights extremely seriously and recognise that reform of the special police is critical for achieving...
Feb 13th, 2011
Same sex couples could soon have the option of marrying in a church if proposals are approved by the House of Commons. Civil partnership ceremonies are currently banned in places of worship. Lynne Featherstone, the Liberal Democrat Equalities Minister, is to detail an overhaul of the law that would a...