May travels to 3 African nations to strengthen post-Brexit trade

Prime Minister Theresa May this week will travel to three African nations as she seeks to emphasize the trading opportunities open to the UK as it leaves the European Union.

The premier will meet with her counterparts in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya on a five-day visit accompanied by 29 business executives ranging from FTSE 100 bank Standard Chartered Plc to London-based start-up, which has created an information-sharing mobile platform for farmers.

May is trying to strengthen ties with economies outside the EU as the clock ticks down towards Britain’s scheduled departure from the world’s largest trade bloc in March. The UK sees potential in a continent with a young and growing population — currently 16% of the world’s total — but which attracts just 3% of foreign direct…

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