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British Prime Minister Theresa May visiting sub-Saharan Africa

LONDON United Kingdom (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May will fly to sub-Saharan Africa late Monday for the first time in order to forge new trade links for post-Brexit Britain.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May visiting sub-Saharan Africa | Coastweek   May becomes the first British leader to visit sub-Saharan Africa in five years, making a three-day trip that includes meetings with the presidents of South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.

The prime minister will bring a trade delegation with her in an attempt to boost Britain’s post-Brexit export prospects;

Although her visit comes at a time when the British government has been accused of a paying insufficient attention to the region.
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LAST TIME A BRITISH PRIME MINISTER VISITED
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA WAS IN DECEMBER 2013

The last time a British prime minister visited sub-Saharan Africa was in December 2013 when David Cameron attended Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

May has never visited sub-Saharan Africa. Her only previous trip to the continent was a visit to Tunisia in 2015 in the aftermath of the Sousse hotel terror attack.

Speaking ahead of her flight to South Africa on Monday evening, the prime minister said:

"Africa stands right on the cusp of playing a transformative role in the global economy" and that "a more prosperous, growing and trading Africa is in all of our interests.

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BRUSSELS Belgium (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May during a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, July 2018. XINHUA PHOTO - YE PINGFAN
 

             

 

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