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24 July 2019 2:13 PM
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

EWN Africa correspondent recalls some of Boris Johnson's most infamous Africa-related blunders.

He's the gaffe-prone former London Mayor and UK foreign secretary who has risen through the ranks of the Conservative party to become the next British Prime Minister.

On Wednesday, Old Etonian and Oxford-educated Boris Johnson will officially take over from Theresa May.

Touted by some as "the British Trump", Johnson is a controversial figure and the announcement of his victory over Jeremy Hunt as Tory party leader this week led to some social media users adopting the hashtag #NotMyPM.

Much of the controversy surrounding his premiership has to do with the litany of racist, homophobic and sexist statements Johnson has made throughout his career.

EWN Africa correspondent recalls some of Johnson's most infamous blunders.

When he came out of Uganda he tweeted that the problem with colonialism was not Britain ruling African countries but the fact it was no longer in charge.

JJ Cornish, Africa Correspondent - ANC

Like Trump he doesn't like Barack Obama, he says Barack Obama can't stand anything involving the British Empire because he's part-Kenyan.

JJ Cornish, Africa Correspondent - ANC

He says the Commonwealth is to be thanked for providing rows and rows of 'flag-waving piccaninnies' for Queen Elizabeth.

JJ Cornish, Africa Correspondent - ANC

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24 July 2019 2:13 PM
Tags:
Britain
Boris Johnson
UK
Prime Minister
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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