Theresa May to lay out plans for Africa investment as tour begins in Cape Town


By Lewis Goodall, political correspondent, in Cape Town, and Aubrey Allegretti, news reporter

Theresa May will fire the starting gun on a race for Britain to be the biggest G7 investor in Africa by 2022 as she touches down in Cape Town tomorrow.

The prime minister is expected to lay out plans that would ensure “healthy African economies are good news for British people as well as African people”.

She will make the announcement at a speech in South Africa, as part of a three-day tour that will also take her to Nigeria and Kenya.

It will be Mrs May’s first visit to the continent since becoming prime minister in July 2016, and form part of her “global Britain” post-Brexit plan.

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