Foreign Affairs Committee - Seventh Report
The UK's response to extremism and instability in North and West Africa

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 11 March 2014.


Terms of Reference



Conclusions and recommendations

1 Introduction

2 The geographical context

3 The main events of 2012-13 and the UK Government's response to them

4 Addressing future challenges

5 Conclusion


Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and written evidence - HC 86-II

Tuesday 21 May 2013: Imad Mesdoua, Political Analyst, Pasco Risk Management, and Professor Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, Bradford University; Jon Marks, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

Tuesday 25 June 2013: Professor Michael Clarke, Director General, Royal United Services Institute; Sir Richard Gozney, former UK High Commissioner to Nigeria and former UK Permanent Representative to the Economic Community of West African States; Virginia Comolli, Research Associate for Transnational Threats, the International Institute for Strategic Studies

Tuesday 8 October 2013: Lynne Featherstone, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development, Susanna Moorehead, Director, Western and Southern Africa, Department for International Development, and Mark Bowman, Director-General, Humanitarian, Security, Conflict and International Finance, Department for International Development

Tuesday 11 November 2013: Rt Hon Hugh Robertson MP, Minister of State, Samantha Job, Head of North Africa Department, Tim Morris, Head, Sahel Taskforce and Whitehall Sahel Co-ordinator,and Simon Shercliff, Head of Counter-Terrorism Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Tuesday 3 December 2013: Mark Simmonds MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Tim Morris, Head, Sahel Task Force and Whitehall Sahel Co-ordinator, and Catherine Inglehearn, Deputy Head of Africa Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Written evidence

Additional written evidence (unprinted)

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