THERESA MAY FLIES INTO NIGERIA FOR TALKS ON HOW TO TACKLING MODERN SLAVERY AND ILLEGAL MIGRATION

The prime minister already announced £4bn of extra British support for African economies during the first leg of her trip on Tuesday.

She also insisted her “sensible” Brexit plans will deliver a “good” deal.

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Mrs May is travelling to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria – Britain’s second largest trading partner in Africa – for talks with President Buhari.

She is expected to announce a new UK and French project to help Nigeria and Niger strengthen their borders to crack down on trafficking.

The prime minister will also pledge to support victims of modern slavery who have suffered “enormous trauma”.

Speaking ahead of her visit, she said the UK was a “world leader” in trying to end modern slavery.

Mrs May’s “warm words” rang hollow as her government had cut Border Force staff and police officers, who were “the frontline in the fight against modern slavery”.

Mrs May’s three-day trip to Africa is aimed at deepen economic and trade ties with growing African economies ahead of Britain leaving the EU in 2019.

”Most of the world’s poorest people are Africans. And increasing wealth has brought rising inequality, both between and within nations.”

”Extremist groups such as Boko Haram and al-Shabab are killing thousands. Africa’s ocean economy three times the size of its landmass is under threat from plastic waste and other pollution,” she said.

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