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The Conservative Party and Africa from opposition to government
Danielle Beswick

passage through Parliament. There are other signs of the embedding of UK–Africa engagement in government policy, driven by Conservative politicians headed by Cameron, Mitchell and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. Cameron’s tour of Africa in 2011 provides a high-profile illustration of this. His decision to go ahead with the trip, despite the ‘phone-hacking’ scandal that had erupted in the UK, drew significant criticism. As allegations emerged of News International journalists illegally accessing voice messages on private mobile

in Britain and Africa in the twenty-first century