Prime Minister May’s diary on visit to Africa (BBC)

Theresa May, the British Prime Minister will be visiting Nigeria and other Africa countries for the first time since assuming in 2016.

The visit scheduled to begin Tuesday, August 28 takes the following order according to BBC report.

Tuesday

Teresa May will fly into Cape Town where she will meet young people, before delivering a keynote speech on trade and how UK private sector investment can be brought into Africa.

After a bilateral meeting with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, she is expected to visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.

Wednesday

May intends to meet Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the capital Abuja before meeting victims of modern slavery in Lagos.

Thursday

In Kenya, May will meet president Uhuru Kenyatta before visiting British troops and a business school. A state dinner hosted by Kenyatta will conclude the trip.

May’s visit to Nairobi will mark the first by a UK prime minister to Kenya since Margaret Thatcher in 1988.

It is also the first to Sub-Saharan Africa by a British leader since David Cameron in 2013 for Mandela’s memorial service.

May said a “prosperous, growing and trading Africa” was “in all of our interests”, adding the continent’s “incredible potential will only be realised through a concerted partnership between governments, global institutions and business”.

A Downing Street spokeswoman added: “The PM will use the visit to announce further support to tackle instability across the region because nations can’t prosper without it.”

During her time in South Africa, May is also due to present a World War One relic – linked to one of the worst maritime disasters in English waters – to Ramaphosa.

The SS Mendi sank off the Isle of Wight in 1917 killing more than 600 black South Africans en route to the Western Front to support British troops.

The ship’s bell was given to BBC reporter Steve Humphrey in 2017 in a plastic bag at Swanage Pier, Dorset, after an anonymous phone call – and will now be handed back by May.

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