New opportunities for UK and Africa to boost trade and investment post Brexit

Trade and investment are some of the top priorities, as the United Kingdom’s Africa trade commissioner embarks on her tour of Africa. Emma Wade-Smith, Trade Commissioner for Africa at the UK Department for International Trade joined CNBC Africa’s Onyi Sunday to discuss what to expect from this visit.

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