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


British Prime Minister Theresa May wrapped up a three-country tour of Africa with a visit Thursday to Kenya. May’s trip is aimed at improving Britain’s economic ties to the continent before her country’s departure from the European Union next year.

Theresa May is the first British leader to set foot in Kenya, a former British colony, since Margaret Thatcher in 1988.

In Nairobi Thursday, May pledged to build stronger economic and trade ties with the East African nation.

“So as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, we are committed to a smooth transition that ensures continuity in our trading relationship with Kenya, ensuring Kenya retains duty-free, quota-free access to the UK market and to building on our strong trade investment ties to create even more…

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