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UK seeks exploitation of Africa resources through trade deals: Expert

The United Kingdom’s new move to sign trade deals with African countries was in line with London’s old policy to exploit and "rip off" the continent's resources, a political analyst says.

“The UK has always invested as it is abroad, but then you have to look at the nature of the investment,” Rodney Shakespeare, an author and political expert from London, told Press TV on Wednesday.

“Its purpose is to rip off the resources [of Africa] for the benefit of the local elites and (for) the United Kingdom,” he added.

Shakespeare said British Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement during her South Africa trip that she wants the UK to become the largest investor in Africa from the developed world was a a repetition of an old propaganda line which seeks to plunder the wealth of nations under the title of foreign investment.

“All this propaganda you hear about the benefits of foreign investment is actually most of the time it’s an excuse by which local resources are exploited and ripped off,” said Shakespeare.

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