PICS: British Prime Minister May in Kenya to boost economic ties

2018-08-30 16:10
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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday became the first UK leader to visit Kenya in 30 years, bringing security and development funding to East Africa's commercial hub and neighbouring Somalia as Britain seeks to boost economic ties ahead of a bumpy exit from the EU in March.

May received a 21-gun salute upon her arrival for talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta on the last stop of her three-country Africa tour, which also included South Africa and Nigeria, the continent's top economies. The prime minister is travelling with a large business delegation.

This is the first visit by a British prime minister to Africa in five years. Kenya, a former British colony, is a key ally in East Africa on trade and security. The British military has run a training camp for Kenyan troops for years.

May was visiting British troops in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, who help to train peacekeepers with a multinational AU mission in Somalia to handle the threat of explosives used by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group.

May

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Britain's government said May's visit would bring 7 million pounds in new funding for the AU peacekeeping mission, as well as 60 million pounds to help Somalis recover from drought.

Another 25 million pounds will go toward helping the fragile Horn of Africa nation's government, which is struggling to assert control beyond the capital, Mogadishu, and certain other urban centers.

Kenyatta & May

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Al-Shabaab is a constant threat in Kenya after the extremist group vowed retribution for that country sending troops to Somalia.

Kenyatta

(File:AFP) 

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