Africa: Diplomatic Service

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 6 January 2023.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many UK based staff from his Department worked in posts in (a) Angola, (b) Benin, (c) Botswana, (d) Burkina Faso, (e) Burundi, (f) Cabo Verde, (g) Cameroon, (h) Central African Republic, (i) Chad, (j) Comoros, (k) the Democratic Republic of the Congo, (l) Congo, (m) Cote d'Ivoire, (n) Djibouti, (o) Equatorial Guinea, (p) Eritrea, (q) Eswatini, (r) Ethiopia, (s) Gabon, (t) Gambia, (u) Ghana, (v) Guinea, (w) Guinea-Bissau, (x) Kenya, (y) Lesotho, and (z) Liberia in each year since 2010.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

Headcount as at 31st March 2014

Headcount as at 31st March 2015

Headcount as at 31st March 2016

Headcount as at 31st March 2017

Headcount as at 31st March 2018

Headcount as at 31st March 2019

Headcount as at 31st March 2020

Headcount as at 31st March 2021

Headcount as at 31st March 2022

Angola

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Benin

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Botswana

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Burkina Faso

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Burundi

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Cameroon

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Cape Verde

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Central African Republic

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Chad

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Comoros

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Congo

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Democratic Republic of the Congo

30-39

30-39

20-29

30-39

30-39

30-39

30-39

30-39

20-29

Djibouti

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Equatorial Guinea

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Eritrea

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Eswatini/Swaziland

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Ethiopia

30-39

30-39

30-39

40-49

40-49

40-49

40-49

40-49

30-39

Gabon

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

The Gambia

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Ghana

10-19

10-19

10-19

20-29

10-19

10-19

10-19

20-29

20-29

Guinea

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Guinea-Bissau

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Ivory Coast

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Kenya

70-79

60-69

50-59

50-59

60-69

70-79

70-79

60-69

50-59

Lesotho

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Liberia

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

Fewer than 10

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