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In Pictures: Theresa May in Africa

The PM hopes to boost investment in Africa.

Theresa May meets students and staff at ID Mkize Secondary School in Cape Town (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Theresa May meets students and staff at ID Mkize Secondary School in Cape Town (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Prime Minister Theresa May has begun a three-day trade mission to Africa.

Prime Minister Theresa May touched down on Tuesday morning in Cape Town, where she was welcomed by a guard of honour (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Mrs May visited ID Mkize Secondary School in the South African city (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
The PM danced with staff and pupils at the school (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Mrs May looks to the youngsters for guidance (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
She also announced plans to open up a scholarship scheme to encourage pupils to consider studying at UK universities (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Theresa May then went to meet South African president Cyril Ramaphosa at DeTuynhuys Presidential Palace in Cape Town (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
The pair posed for photographers before bilateral talks (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Afterwards, Mrs May presented the bell of the First World War ship SS Mendi to Mr Ramaphosa (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Mrs May was shown the cell on Robben Island that housed Nelson Mandela when he was a political prisoner (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Mrs May signed the guestbook, writing: “It has been a privilege to visit in this year, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela” (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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