Theresa May shows off her dancing skills in South Africa
- May is expected to land in Kenya on Thursday where she will hold talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
- She will also visit Nigeria alongside a group of business delegates.
- May will say she wants Britain to become the biggest investor in Africa out of the countries in the Group of Seven nations, overtaking the United States.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Cape Town, South Africa as she starts a three-nation trip to the continent.
A video released online showed May dancing with students at ID Mkhize Senior Secondary in Gugulethu.
Theresa May will meet with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday.
The official channel for Prime Minister Theresa May office also posted another video of her talking about renewing the UK-Africa relationship in South Africa
May is expected to land in Kenya on Thursday where she will hold talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
She will also visit Nigeria alongside a group of business delegates.
— DIRCO South Africa (@DIRCO_ZA) August 28, 2018
May is expected to recommit to maintaining the overall British aid budget at 0.7 percent of economic output but will add that she will be “unashamed” to use it in a way that helps Britain.
The target has previously come under fire from many of May’s own lawmakers who say it is a blunt tool that is too high and should be spent elsewhere or in Britain itself.
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) August 28, 2018
May will say she wants Britain to become the biggest investor in Africa out of the countries in the Group of Seven nations, overtaking the United States, by using the aid budget to help British private sector companies invest on the continent.
“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.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Theresa May arrives at the Cape Town International Airport, received by the Minister of Communications, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane for a Working Visit to South Africa. #UKinSA pic.twitter.com/h2NjrosPW5
— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) August 28, 2018
“Today I am committing that our development spending will not only combat extreme poverty, but at the same time tackle global challenges and support our own national interest.
“This will ensure that our investment in aid benefits us all, and is fully aligned with our wider national security priorities,” the statement from Theresa May reads.
Additional reporting by Rachel Ombaka
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