Nigeria/UK – Buhari receives UK’s Prince Charles

2018/06/11 – President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Prince Charles, the new head of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Mr Charles, the heir to the British throne, arrived the forecourt of the office of the president at about 2:20p.m Tuesday.

He was received by Mr Buhari who introduced him to senior government officials at the venue.

After the pleasantries, the two leaders went into a closed-door meeting.

P Times/Sahel-Elite

Britain to open embassy in Djibouti in diplomatic shake-up

2018/04/11 – Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt is preparing for a massive expansion of the country’s diplomatic network, with more than 1,000 extra staff at home and abroad, as part of a review of its global ambitions for the post-Brexit era. The plans include a new embassy in Djibouti. Continuer à lire … « Britain to open embassy in Djibouti in diplomatic shake-up »

Britain has no hope of catching up with China in Africa

2018/09/09 – British prime minister Theresa May’s visit to Africa was always going to look rather forlorn. As Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta pointedly reminded her on the very last day of her tour, no British prime minister had visited Kenya for 30 years. Given the British imprisoned Kenyatta’s father during his country’s liberation struggle, it seemed more than a mere irony that the British were suddenly visiting again, but this time to petition African governments for more trade – perhaps in panic on the home stretch of the Brexit negotiations, as it becomes rapidly clear that the sums don’t add up. Continuer à lire … « Britain has no hope of catching up with China in Africa »

Theresa May in Africa: cynical post-Brexit development agenda smacks of desperation

20128/08/30 – British ministers in 1948 discussed development investment needs for African colonial territories. The focus was not on the needs of those countries, but on how colonial development might best support the British economy. There was also a political calculation to be considered. Following the rebalancing of global power after 1945, ministers felt that only by strengthening Europe’s African empires could an emergent Western European bloc compete with the US and Soviet blocs. Now, 70 years on, “Africa” remains a shibboleth for British politicians, only this time as the solution to the problem of how Britain can maintain global power and influence following its departure from that Western European bloc under Brexit. Continuer à lire … « Theresa May in Africa: cynical post-Brexit development agenda smacks of desperation »

UK / Africa – May’s Pledge to Become G7’s Biggest Investor in Africa ‘Big Ask’ – Economist (Opinion)

2018/08/29 – Theresa May has announced plans to boost Britain’s investment in Africa after Brexit, during her first trip to the continent as prime minister. Sputnik spoke to Sub-Saharan African political and economic analyst, Aly-Khan Satchu, about overseas investment in the continent. Continuer à lire … « UK / Africa – May’s Pledge to Become G7’s Biggest Investor in Africa ‘Big Ask’ – Economist (Opinion) »