British Prime Minister Theresa May to visit Nigeria this week

British Prime Minister Theresa May to visit Nigeria this week

British Prime Minister Theresa May to visit Nigeria this week

British Prime Minister Theresa May touched down in Cape Town Tuesday as she kicked off a tour of the African continent where she hopes to lay the foundations for post-Brexit trade deals.

May, joined by several ministers and 29 business representatives from various industries, will visit South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya during the three-day trip, Downing Street said yesterday.

May was in SA as part of a three-nation visit to Africa in an effort to strengthen Britain's economic relations with the continent, ahead of the UK's exit from the EU In 2019.

Prime Minister May was speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, today, adding that she would discuss the issue with President Cyril Ramaphosa.

"As we prepare to leave the European Union, now is the time for the United Kingdom to deepen and strengthen its global partnerships", she asserted.

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Mrs. May went on to say she wants a healthy business relationship with Africa.

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It is also the first to Africa by a British PM since David Cameron in 2013 for Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

The UK is also to sign a new agreement to "repatriate huge sums of money that have been illegally removed from Kenya", allowing this to be returned to its "rightful owners" and invested in the country, Mrs May said.

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In Nigeria, May will meet President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and spend time in Lagos meeting victims of modern slavery.

Thursday - In Kenya, Mrs May will meet president Uhuru Kenyatta before visiting British troops and a business school.

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