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7 times newly-elected UK PM Boris Johnson denigrated Africa as foreign minister

July 25, 2019 at 09:44 am | Opinions & Features

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

July 25, 2019 at 09:44 am | Opinions & Features

Boris Johnson enjoyed a presentation of traditional Gambian wrestling on his first visit to Africa. Pic credit: Marika Tsolakis

Just three years after Theresa May took over as prime minister of the United Kingdom to clear the Brexit mess left by David Cameron, the country has a new prime minister again.

Boris Johnson has emerged as the new prime minister of the United Kingdom after a leadership contest but, already, there is controversy surrounding his premiership due to some racist, homophobic and sexist statements he has made in the past.

Some social media users have even adopted the hashtag #NotMyPM to express their dislike for the former journalist and columnist who is now Britain’s leader.

Touted by some as ‘the British Trump’, the loud and controversial former London Mayor and UK foreign secretary has been compared with U.S. President Donald Trump as both of them have been noted for making offensive and outrageous remarks.

Face2face Africa recalls the many times the newly-elected Prime Minister Johnson made infamous comments about Africa that denigrated the continent:

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