Government departments have effectively been banned from promoting initiatives that are not central to the party’s key election themes of crime, the economy, immigration and welfare
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Thursday 28 October 2010
Hundreds of thousands of people have been made homeless by flooding which hit West Africa during its annual rainy season.
Saturday 23 October 2010
Thursday 21 October 2010
The overseas aid budget has been protected and will rise to £11.5bn by 2015. This will enable the UK to reach the UN's target of member states donating 0.7 per cent of national income in aid by 2013.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
Ethiopia is denying opposition supporters food, other aid, loans and government services in a widespread effort to suppress political dissent, according to Human Rights Watch.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
The BBC Trust warned the Government today it would fight any move to force it to meet the cost of free television licences for the over-75s.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Jimmy Carter, the former US president, was taken to hospital in Ohio yesterday after becoming ill while flying there, according to media reports. Mr Carter, 85, who served as president from 1977 to 1981, was on his way to Cleveland for a book-signing event.
Monday 20 September 2010
There is no backlash against the Millennium Development Goals; there is no throwing up of hands. In a very cynical age, the UN draft declaration is a cynicism-free document. Important things can be done. And the goals that we set are practical and effective.
Monday 30 August 2010
Part of Britain's £6bn overseas aid budget could be switched to defence and anti-terrorism projects, according to a leaked government document.
Sunday 22 August 2010
Tuesday 10 August 2010
The taxpayers' verdict on the first three months of the Government shows there is still "a lot to be done", campaigners said today.
Monday 09 August 2010
Thursday 05 August 2010
Aboriginal disadvantage has not rated a mention during the Australian election campaign – there are few votes in it. But as the party leaders criss-crossed the country this week, shocking evidence emerged at a government inquiry: children in remote indigenous communities are starving.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
Climate change threatens to undo years of work to tackle poverty in developing countries, a report warned today.
Thursday 15 July 2010
Lord Ashdown has been made the Government's "disaster tsar", with the task of improving Britain's response to humanitarian emergencies such as the Haiti earthquake.
Monday 12 July 2010
Six months after enduring one of the deadliest natural disasters of the past century, the small republic of Haiti is finally showing signs of recovery.
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