United Kingdom supports South Africa land reform, says May

United Kingdom supports South Africa land reform, says May

United Kingdom supports South Africa land reform, says May

British Prime Minister Theresa May revealed that she was excited about her upcoming visit to Kenya which comes after three decades since a sitting UK Primer visited the country.

Britain was South Africa's sixth largest trading partner in 2017.

May is also set to visit Nigeria and South Africa, in what she has termed as an ambitious trip to Africa, as the United Kingdom moves towards Brexit.

The visit - which will see PM May meet the presidents of all three countries - aims to deepen economic and trade ties with growing African economies ahead of Britain leaving the European Union in 2019.

May was at the school to announce a scheme that aims to boost foreign students' education, which was opening up to 100 more of "Africa's brightest young people", the Mirror reports.

She added that Africa has the highest number of poor people in the world, stating that 87 million Nigerians were living below the poverty line of $1 and 90 cents per day.

"I am unashamed about the need to ensure that our aid programme works for the UK", May will say in her speech, according to extracts released by her office.

This morning she played down warnings made last week by Philip Hammond about the dangers posed by a no-deal Brexit.

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She'll also discuss efforts to tackle extremism, and a delegation of 29 business executives will accompany her as she seeks to drum up business for Britain.

Business leaders and ministers are accompanying Mrs May on what is her first trip to Africa as PM, which will include talks with the presidents of all three countries she is visiting.

"Delighted that UK Prime Minister Theresa May will be in Kenya this week".

Mrs May's trip seems rather low key in comparison.

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UK direct investment in Africa was £42.7bn in 2016, compared to £44.3bn from the U.S., £38bn from France and £31bn from China, according to data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. She was set to visit Kenya and Nigeria as part of the visit.

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

"South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers".

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