Theresa May to visit Africa for first time as prime minister

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Theresa May is preparing to visit Africa for the first time since becoming prime minister in 2016.

Mrs May will fly to South Africa on Tuesday before travelling to Nigeria and Kenya as part of a trade mission aimed at boosting post-Brexit fortunes.

The prime minister said the trip would be a “unique opportunity at a unique time for the UK”.

She added the UK wanted to “deepen and strengthen its global partnerships” as it prepared to leave the EU in 2019.

Mrs May will be accompanied to the three countries – all of them Commonwealth countries – by a 29-strong business delegation.

Security issues will also feature on her agenda and she is expected to discuss the threat of…

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