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Armed Forces — Question for Short Debate (7 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Astor of Hever: ...combating piracy off the Horn of Africa, countering narcotics in the Caribbean and keeping open vital choke points in the Strait of Hormuz. Recently we have seen British Armed Forces support the French in Mali. We have deployed HMS “Daring” and HMS “Illustrious” to the Philippines to assist in the humanitarian effort in the wake of the hurricane. We have seen...

Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2014: Motion to Approve (3 April 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...on a tourist bus in which three South Koreans and their Egyptian driver died on 16 January 2014. Al Murabitun resulted from a merger of two al-Qaeda in the Maghreb—AQ-M—splinter groups that are active in Mali and Algeria, the Movement for the Unity and Jihad in West Africa—MUJWA—and Mokhtar Belmokhtar’s group, the Al-Mulathamine Battalion, which included the...

Opposition Day: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (2 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jim Shannon: ...sure that intelligence exchange takes place, given the clear threat to middle east peace. On Al Muribitun, the explanatory memorandum mentions at the bottom of page 2 the merger of two al-Qaeda groups in Mali and Algeria. This issue is very real to us in Northern Ireland because of the dissident republican attacks that have taken place. According to security information and intelligence...

Algeria — Question (27 March 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...of sharing good practice and governance procedures. I would point out that Algeria increasingly sees itself as an exporter of stability. For example, it recently hosted peace talks between the Malian Government and opposition groups, and it co-operates well on border security with Mali. Over recent months, Algeria and Tunisia have also increased their co-operation on security issues of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Mali (27 March 2014)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to support initiatives to (a) combat illicit trafficking across Mali's borders, (b) strengthen the investigative and judicial capacity and capabilities of the Malian government, (c) reduce inequality and corruption in Mali and (d) reduce military intervention in Mali's politics; and if he will make a...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Mali (27 March 2014)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the report of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime and Illicit Trafficking in Mali; and what assessment he has made of the effect of the drugs trade and illicit economic activity on good governance, democracy and sustainable development in Mali.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Religious Belief and Worship:  Worldwide Freedom (25 March 2014)

Chris Lyttle: ....  Such rights must be vigorously protected worldwide.  They have been under attack in other areas that Members mentioned today, such as Africa, because of the rise of extremism.  We have seen concerning attacks in Mali and other countries such as Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Niger.  It is important that, when mentioning international human rights and referring...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs Council/General Affairs Council (24 March 2014)

David Lidington: ...the Congo so as to implement changes decided in UN Security Council resolution 2136 (2014) of 30 January 2014. The Council adopted a crisis management concept for a civilian mission under the common security and defence policy to assist the internal security forces in Mali so as to enable the Malian state to ensure law and order and fight against terrorists, organised crime and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Conflict Prevention (17 March 2014)

Andrew Murrison: ...the large number of military and civilian missions that the European Union has mounted: there are 16 in all, four of which are military. My hon. Friend will be aware of the EU training mission to Mali—EUTM Mali—and EUCAP Nestor. It is very important to understand that in all of these scenarios we have to work with partners, meaning NATO first and foremost, but other...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (17 March 2014)

Andrew Murrison: ...we are working closely with the Republic of Ireland to ensure that our period of shared history is commemorated appropriately. Today, we are operating with troops from the Republic of Ireland in Mali. He will know that the UK and Ireland stand shoulder to shoulder in EUTM Mali. It is a strengthening relationship and one that has great promise.

[John Robertson in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Female Genital Mutilation (10 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Diane Abbott: ...;he was the first Prime Minister—was a great defender of FGM. Let me remind the House about the incidence of FGM in particular countries. The countries with the highest level of FGM according to UNICEF are as follows. In Somalia, 98% of women are affected; in Guinea, it is 96% of women; in Djibouti, it is 93%; in Egypt, it is 91%; in Eritrea, it is 89%; in Mali, it is 89%; in Sierra...

Written Ministerial Statements — Defence: Routine Call-Out (Mali) (6 March 2014)

Mark Francois: ...order made on 11 March 2013, a new order has been made under section 56(l)(a) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 to enable reservists to continue to be called out into service to support operations in Mali. While only a small number of reservists have been mobilised for service in Mali to date, they have made an important contribution. We wish to continue to be able to draw on the specialist...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Mali (5 March 2014)

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Written Answers — Defence: Africa (4 March 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Mark Hendrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what material support the UK army is offering under the Defence and Security Cooperation Treaty to French troops deployed in Mali and the Central African Republic.

UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security — Question for Short Debate (24 February 2014)

Baroness Northover: ...impunity for sexual violence in conflict, building global momentum and taking practical action on the ground, including deploying experts to help in countries ranging from the DRC to Syria, and from Bosnia to Mali. The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, to which noble Lords referred, will take place in June, and 140 countries, international organisations and members of civil...

Petitions: Ugandan Anti-homosexuality Law (12 February 2014)

Crispin Blunt: ...is that it will protect the traditional African family unit. Beyond the difficulty of isolating a traditionally heterosexual African family, that claim founders under demographic evidence. The two countries with the highest fertility rates are Niger and Mali. They do not criminalise homosexuality and nor do 40% of the top 10 countries with the highest population growth rates. A purported...

Written Answers — House of Lords: UK Honours (4 February 2014)

Baroness Warsi: ...4 Sri Lanka 4 1 Lebanon 1 Indonesia 2 15 China 2 Oman 1 Sudan 1 Mali 1 Peru 1 1 Egypt 1 1 1 Czech Rep 1 Senegal 1 Iran 1 Bahrain...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (3 February 2014)

Philip Hammond: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. Let me tell him what I had in mind. The French have recently conducted a limited operation in Mali; it was limited in time and in scope, and they have been able to carry public opinion with them on that. We are going to have to recognise, in the face of sceptical public opinion about engagement, that some of the engagements we might wish to propose will...

Scottish Parliament: Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 (28 January 2014)

Kenneth Gibson: ...year after the war ended by anti-Semitic Poles. A further 3 million Jewish people were starved, beaten, shot or worked to death in labour camps and in ghettos or killed in huge forest massacres such as Babi Yar in Ukraine, Ponary in Lithuania and Maly Trostenets in Belarus. Often, local collaborators aided those killings, enriching themselves in the process. There were many individual...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Central African Republic (27 January 2014)

Baroness Warsi: ...’s Peace and Security Department and the provision of training to troop contribution countries and directly to African Union Peace Support Missions. Government funding has helped the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to deliver a robust response to the threat of Al Shabaab in Somalia and to the African Union’s reaction to the insurgency in Mali. We are currently in...

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