Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Theresa May, is preparing to visit Africa for the first time since becoming prime minister in 2016.
She said that the trip would be a “unique opportunity at a unique time for the UK”.
May added the UK wanted to “deepen and strengthen its global partnerships” as it prepared to leave the EU in 2019.
May will visit South Africa first on Tuesday before travelling to Nigeria and Kenya as part of a trade mission aimed at boosting post-Brexit fortunes.
The Prime Minister will meet Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in the capital Abuja before meeting victims of modern slavery in Lagos.
May will meet Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, before visiting British troops and a business school. A state dinner hosted by Mr Kenyatta will conclude the trip.