Aug 03

Britain agrees deals on clean energy, critical minerals with Zambia.

Britain says it has agreed deals with Zambia on clean energy and critical minerals. This as foreign minister James Cleverly ends a four-day visit to Africa to deepen ties. Reuters reports that Cleverly has used the trip, which fell shortly after a coup in Niger, to seek to enhance Britain’s sway in Africa, welcoming regional talks on the Niger crisis and announcing support for Nigeria’s agriculture sector. The foreign ministry said Cleverly would agree a UK-Zambia Green Growth Compact, aimed at generating 2.5 billion pounds of British private sector investment in Zambia’s mining, minerals and renewable energy sectors alongside 500 million pounds of government-backed investments.