UK PM May for Abuja, Lagos tomorrow

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UK PM Theresa May, seemingly not content with wowing the masses with her unique style of curtseying to British royalty, has been caught on camera showing off her rather awkward "robot" dancing skills at a school in South Africa.

Talking to journalists on board RAF Voyager on Tuesday morning, Mrs May reiterated that she believed a no-deal Brexit was still better than a bad deal - adding no-deal "wouldn't be the end of the world".

"Delighted that UK Prime Minister Theresa May will be in Kenya this week".

Mrs May's trip seems rather low key in comparison.

The UK's overseas aid budget totalled £13.9bn in 2017, an increase of £555m in 2016. Africa accounts for 16 percent of the world's population but attracts just three percent of foreign direct investment and three percent of global goods trade.

Security is featuring on her agenda, with the threat of Boko Haram in Nigeria and elsewhere in West Africa and the work of British troops in Kenya to help countries fight al-Shabaab militants in Somalia under consideration.

Mrs May's visit to Nairobi will mark the first by a United Kingdom prime minister to Kenya since Margaret Thatcher in 1988.

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Britain will use its worldwide aid budget to boost its own interests while also seeking to deepen trade ties with Africa, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, countering critics who say aid funds would be better spent at home.

May says she raised the issue with Ramaphosa when he was in London earlier this year.

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

May will use a speech in Cape Town to set out how Britain can bolster its partnership with Africa, "particularly by bringing the transformative power of private sector trade and investment from the UK", her office said.

May will head to Nigeria on Wednesday for meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari in the capital Abuja and with victims of modern slavery in Lagos.

According to the press statement announcing her visit, May will lead an ambitious trip to Africa this week on her first visit to the continent as Prime Minister.

May, in a first visit by a British premier in 30 years will arrive in the country on Thursday for bilateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta.