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The UK’s priorities in Africa

Season 1, Episode 12

Duration: 36.37m

Podcast host Desné Masie was delighted to welcome our special guest for Episode 12, Emma Wade-Smith, Her Majesty’s trade commissioner for Africa to discuss the UK government’s trade and investment priorities in Africa post-Brexit, and the private sector support the Department for International Trade DIT) is extending for UK businesses operating on the African continent in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Wade-Smith tells us about the many initiatives, and trade and investment agreements that came out of prime minister Boris Johnson’s UK-Africa Investment Summit in January, given how strategic Africa is for the UK’s post-Brexit strategy. We also find out more about her career path to her current role, and what most inspires her about her job.

More information

DIT digital DealRoom  

UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 

Growth Gateway – support for businesses in the UK and Africa to develop trade and investment links

COVID-19 support for UK businesses trading internationally 


Executive producer and host: Desné Masie
Co-producer and audio editor: Peter Doerrie
Digital and social editor: Charles Dietz
Group publisher: Omar Ben Yedder
Music: ‘Give Love’ by Nettson