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Lord Paul Boateng Former High Commissioner to South Africa
LORD PAUL BOATENG
Former High Commissioner to South Africa
Lord Paul Boateng is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Brent South from 1987 to 2005, becoming the UK's first black Cabinet Minister in May 2002, when he was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
Following his departure from the House of Commons, he served as the British High Commissioner to South Africa from March 2005 to May 2009. He was introduced as a member of the House of Lords on 1 July 2010.
How is Africa embracing digital technology today?
"It's good news for the future.
It's the next great hope for Africa"
How is technology helping to address the challenges of education in Africa?
"ICT is beginning to make a difference. But it's about making sure, always, that ICT develops in ways that are culturally appropriate"
How can Africa engage and benefit from globalisation?
"It's not just about catching up, but about being there for the next leap forward"
Is this Africa's century?
"we must not forget the great continent that lies at the very centre, the very heart, of our world"