Theresa May’s got moves: Reactions to Africa visit


May, who assumed office two years ago, met with pupils at a Cape Town school, breaking into a spontaneous dance as they greeted her to traditional South African music.

"I am very grateful to the British government under you leadership for the help in security, particularly your training team that is in our institution in Kaduna, " he said.

May's comment, made to reporters as she headed to Africa to boost Britain's trade ties ahead of Brexit in March 2019, came after her finance minister Philip Hammond said last week that a no-deal departure from the European Union would damage public finances.

As part of that strategy, May is visiting three of Africa's largest economies - South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya - along with her trade minister and a delegation of 29 business leaders.

In her first visit to the continent as UK Prime Minister, Theresa May pledged to become the G7's biggest investor in Africa by 2022, using the UK's development budget to not only relieve poverty, but to create a sustainable investment environment for British businesses.

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Suggesting that payments to Brussels could be delayed if the United Kingdom didn't get the trade agreement it was looking for, Mr Raab said: "If we left with no deal then not only would there be a question around quite what the shape of those financial obligations were as a matter of strict law, but secondly on the timing". "The challenges facing Africa are not Africa's alone", she said.

THERESA May put on her dancing shoes in South Africa today but her not-so-fancy footwork was mocked on social media.

Prime minister will tour South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya in efforts to boost post-Brexit trade ties.

Speaking to a House of Lords select committee on Brexit negotiations progress Wednesday, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said negotiations to sign a so-called divorce deal might not hit the deadline, remarking there is a "possibility it may creep beyond that".

May added that Britain would also host an African investment summit next year, and would open new diplomatic missions across the continent.

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Former Prime Minister David Cameron had in 2013 visited Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

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