Britain's May Seeks to Boost Trade Ties on Africa Trip

Andrew Cummings
September 3, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari signed the agreement in Abuja, the nation's capital, on Wednesday, during the Prime minister's visit to the country.

British Prime Minister Theresa May ended a three-nation tour of Africa in Kenya on Thursday, promising post-Brexit trade continuity and hoping to strengthen ties before quitting the European Union.

In another instance, the article made mention of how "Kenya's president has complained that no British prime minister has visited the East African country for the past 30 years" in what they termed a diplomatic rebuke to May on her last day of her African tour.

When Margaret visited Nigeria in 1988, NLC led a mass protest which was a demonstration against Britain's support for apartheid in South Africa.

She also visited British troops in Nairobi where they help to train peacekeepers...

Kenyatta said that May had offered assurances that Kenya's access to British markets would not be affected by Brexit.

The Head of State observed that Kenya and Britain should anchor on the existing strong trade and commercial ties to build an even more formidable partnership for the mutual benefit of their citizens. "We have democracy in common so let us defend it together", said Kenyatta.

She also pledged that any assets acquired from corruption in Kenya and hidden in the United Kingdom, would be sent back: "Today we signed an agreement to ensure that any proceeds of corruption that end up in the United Kingdom will be given back to the people of Kenya".

But she has shrugged off the mockery and joined in the fun again - adding a new poking swimming motion to her moves.

This unit has helped protect around 499 children since March 2016 and helped secure convictions of British paedophiles who have sexually abused children in Kenya, Downing Street said.

There are more than 100 British companies now operating in Kenya and employing over 250,000 people.

She pledges to support victims of modern slavery who have suffered "enormous trauma".

President Kenyatta said Kenya has become more competitive in attracting investments citing the World Bank Doing Business 2017 Report that placed Kenya at position 80 out of 190 countries surveyed as one of the indicators of this improvement.

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