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As Brexit nears, Boris Johnson pushes for deeper trade ties with Africa

 

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa at a summit for leaders of 21 African countries on Monday that comes days before his country will leave the European Union.

 

After securing Britain's departure from the EU, the world's largest trading bloc, on Jan. 31, Johnson is keen to develop business ties with countries outside Europe.

 

At the summit in London, Johnson will call for Britain to be the "investment partner of choice" for Africa. He will highlight deals worth billions of pounds with countries on the continent, underlining the roles British companies are playing in providing anything from smart street lighting in Nigeria to environmentally friendly breweries in Kenya.

 

The prime minister will also announce an end to British support for thermal coal mining or coal power plants overseas, according to a statement issued before the summit's start.

 

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Pravin Char)

 

 

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wise and well done if BJ can hack that

 

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I hope Boris hasn’t been getting these deals from African princes. If he isn’t already, I expect him to now be deluged with offers of dodgy trade deals.  Just don’t give them the UK bank account details. 

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1 hour ago, Laughing Gravy said:

I am waiting for the he is a liar. The UK are losing there biggest trading partner. Wait to the UK gets Chlorinated chicken.

 

I have come to realise some posters on here want to see the UK do badly and others are just bitter.

 

How about that this will benefit Africa. More jobs for people.

 

Indeed. The behavior of the EU in how the new leadership team was elected and how the "future of EU" discussions will progress ought to alarm EU citizens. But it won't. They'll find themselves swallowed into some modern day amalgam of the Holy Roman Empire and Napoleon's Empire. 

 

Some wiser countries might conclude that however nice, the handouts they get aren't enough to be swallowed in this socialist experiment.

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1 hour ago, Laughing Gravy said:

I am waiting for the he is a liar. The UK are losing there biggest trading partner. Wait to the UK gets Chlorinated chicken.

 

I have come to realise some posters on here want to see the UK do badly and others are just bitter.

 

How about that this will benefit Africa. More jobs for people.

People are bound to be sceptical given all the bull*hit and lies we have been fed over the last couple of years.  I am not knocking Boris yet, just waiting to see where we are further down the line.

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What an act of desperation!

As an American of mostly British descent I am ashamed of this stupid move.

Yes, much of value comes out of Africa but at a horrible price in blood.

The place is beyond corrupt - give it a miss  BoJo

 

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2 hours ago, VillageIdiot said:

What an act of desperation!

As an American of mostly British descent I am ashamed of this stupid move.

Yes, much of value comes out of Africa but at a horrible price in blood.

The place is beyond corrupt - give it a miss  BoJo

 

From a poster in Thailand...?

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21 minutes ago, samran said:

Well the post brexit super bendy bananas are going to have to be imported from somewhere! 

Where are they coming from the noo?

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