Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Prime minister Theresa May pledges Africa investment boost after Brexit



Theresa May has announced plans to boost Britain's investment in Africa after Brexit, during her first trip to the continent as prime minister.

 
In a speech in Cape Town, she pledged £4bn in support for African economies, to create jobs for young people.


She also pledged a "fundamental shift" in aid spending to focus on long-term economic and security challenges rather than short-term poverty reduction.


She will also visit Nigeria and Kenya during the three-day trade mission.


On her way to South Africa, the prime minister played down warnings from the chancellor about the economic damage a no-deal Brexit could cause.
Talking to journalists on board RAF Voyager on Tuesday morning, Mrs May reiterated that she believed a no-deal Brexit was still better than a bad deal - adding no-deal "wouldn't be the end of the world".





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