A British government which recognised the benefits of a stable, prosperous Africa and offered incentives to skilled professionals to return home would find itself lauded on the continent.
Regardless of how the climate is changing, and to what extent, our attitude toward defending the most vulnerable Christians in the most hostile environments in the world cannot.
More than 7,600 Christians in Nigeria have been killed in acts of terrorism and other violence within just 18 months amid growing concern about the country’s security situation.
We should never forget the millions of people who are “just about managing” – they will find it harder to budget over the next few months.
Turn a blind eye, and every one of the other 30 Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be breached too.
The US and UK, along with other countries in Europe, are fighting to ensure that no one is persecuted for their religious beliefs.
Plus: virtual conferences are the way of the future. America’s vice-presidential debate worked. And: Fox deserved better from his WTO campaign.
On the 60th anniversary of its independence from British rule, the Government must do more to stop militia groups threatening the peace of the nation.
It’s time that we all stood shoulder to shoulder together, and kept ourselves safe from outside interference.
Ultimately, it is economic growth not traditional aid which will support the growing populations of the developing world.
A comparison with its neighbour, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is stark.
40 million people are currently in urgent need of food assistance. The G7 summit at the end of May has an opportunity to act.
Reports of the Church’s decline ignore worldwide growth, even in such apparently unlikely places as Iran, and throughout much of the Muslim-majority world.