Trade deals – and an African free trade area – will do more than protest marches or Live Aid-style concerts to eradicate poverty from the continent, he said.
The trip is designed to bolster Britain’s business links with some of the continent’s fastest-growing economies.
The trip means the Prime Minister will be out of the country as politicians take stock of Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson’s resignation over the phone hacking scandal.
Mr Cameron was on a flight to South Africa as Sir Paul announced his resignation. He was briefed on the development via satellite phone, speaking to the Home Secretary Theresa May and senior officials. . .” Read more on Telegraph.co.uk