Theresa May shows off her dance moves during Cape Town school visit

Geraldine Edwards
August 29, 2018

"I am unashamed about the need to ensure that our aid programme works for the UK", Mrs May said, according to The Times.

Mrs May will discuss security, trade and people trafficking with President Muhammadu Buhari before meeting victims of modern slavery in Lagos.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's dance moves have become fodder for online jokes, after footage emerged of her dancing with children at a South African school.

On Thursday, she will finish her tour in Kenya, where she will hold talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta and attend a state dinner, visit a business school and meet British troops.

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"The challenges facing Africa are not Africa's alone", she said.

May is facing pressure at home from so-called Remainers sceptical of her ability to forge trade deals once Britain severs ties with Brussels, as well as from Brexiteers fearful she will not deliver a clean break. The president's claim was "a promotion of a white-nationalist conspiracy theory", as The Washington Post reported last week, and was widely denounced both at home and in South Africa.

France hopes Britain will reach a deal with its European Union partners on its exit from the bloc but needs to be ready if not, Philippe's office said in a statement.

Her pledge came during a keynote speech in Cape Town on how the United Kingdom plans to use its aid budget in the "national interest", encourage private firms to invest on the continent and help offer security and jobs to stabilise African economies. "He has said about the no-deal situation that it will not be a walk in the park, but it wouldn't be the end of the world".

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Last week, British finance minister Philip Hammond warned a no-deal Brexit could have "large fiscal consequences" on productivity and borrowing.

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

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But May added: "what we're doing is working for a good deal".

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The UK Prime Minister then spoke on free markets and trade saying that it has been the greatest agent of collective human progress the world has ever seen and that countries that had successfully embraced properly regulated market economies now experience increase in life expectancy and a fallen infant mortality.

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