UK/Africa – Our special relationship with Nigeria is a model for UK-Africa relations (Opinion)

2018/08/10 – As heads of state, diplomats and political advisers from around the world converge on New York for the United Nations General Assembly, we are reminded of the challenges facing UK foreign policy. New alliances and new partnerships are a necessity. Neglected allies, most notably the countries of the Commonwealth with whom we have a shared history, language, and culture are an obvious place to start. Continuer à lire … « UK/Africa – Our special relationship with Nigeria is a model for UK-Africa relations (Opinion) »

UK/Africa – Why British PM Theresa May isolated Uganda on Africa visit (Opinion/Harold Kaija )

2018/02/10 – The British PM Theresa May was in Africa to cultivate economic partnerships with Africa in what she called “Shared Prosperity.” This is ahead of the UK’s Exit from the European Union. Premier May visited Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. Her visit was followed shortly by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. Again, business and economic partnerships were high on the agenda. Continuer à lire … « UK/Africa – Why British PM Theresa May isolated Uganda on Africa visit (Opinion/Harold Kaija ) »

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 »

UK to train Nigerian army counterterror squads to fight Boko Haram under new security partnership

2018/08/31 – Britain will train Nigerian army counterterror squads to fight against Boko Haram under a new security partnership.

The plans will see UK armed forces training full fighting units for the first time, with the aim of equipping them to also tackle Islamic State West Africa (a splinter group from Boko Haram). Continuer à lire … « UK to train Nigerian army counterterror squads to fight Boko Haram under new security partnership »

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 »

Tchad/Niger – L’Angleterre ouvrira deux ambassades au Tchad et au Niger #Mali

La Première ministre britannique, Theresa May, en tournée diplomatique en Afrique, a annoncé mercredi l’ouverture prochaine de deux ambassades au Tchad et au Niger, pour combattre « l’instabilité » dans « l’une des régions les plus fragiles » du continent.

La cheffe du gouvernement, qui fait étape au Nigeria mercredi après s’être rendue en Afrique du Sud la veille, a également annoncé le renforcement des effectifs dans l’ambassade britannique au Mali. Continuer à lire … « Tchad/Niger – L’Angleterre ouvrira deux ambassades au Tchad et au Niger #Mali »

Le Nigeria et la Grande-Bretagne signent des accords sur l’économie et un partenariat en matière de sécurité

2018/08/30 – Mercredi, le Nigeria et la Grande-Bretagne ont signé deux accords sur l’économie et un partenariat en matière de sécurité, peu après la rencontre à huis clos entre le président nigérian Muhammadu Buhari et la Première ministre britannique, Theresa May, en visite à Abuja.  Continuer à lire … « Le Nigeria et la Grande-Bretagne signent des accords sur l’économie et un partenariat en matière de sécurité »

UK/Africa – I’m not leaving until you’ve bought some missiles, May tells Africa #Defence #Military

2018/08/29 – THERESA May has vowed not to leave Africa until everyone has bought at least one British missile.

The prime minister feels her dreary personality and toe-curling dancing are a powerful incentive for Africans to buy high-tech weapons they have no use for. Continuer à lire … « UK/Africa – I’m not leaving until you’ve bought some missiles, May tells Africa #Defence #Military »

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) »

UK’s PM May to make 3-nation visit to Africa this week

2018/08/27 – Prime Minister Theresa May will make a three-nation visit to Africa this week, aimed at boosting post-Brexit trade ties. This will be her first trip to the continent since becoming British leader in 2016. May, joined by several ministers and 29 business representatives from various industries, will visit South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya during the three-day trip, Downing Street said Monday. She will be the first British prime minister to set foot in Kenya since Margaret Thatcher in 1988, AFP said. “As we prepare to leave the European Union, now is the time for the UK to deepen and strengthen its global partnerships,” May said in a statement.

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