Rt Hon Lord Boateng

Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng is a leading figure on Africa and its development and a member of the UK House of Lords, having been raised to peerage in July 2010. Appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury in May 2002 under Prime Minister Rt Hon Tony Blair, he then took the office of the British High Commissioner to South Africa from March 2005 to May 2009. In March 2012 he was invited to become a Trustee of the Planet Earth Institute and was appointed Chairman in February 2017. He remains a strong voice for Africa and beyond.

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Nelson Mandela: Shaker of Trees

Nelson Mandela’s middle name in Xhosa is Rolihlahla, and as his body is carried ceremoniously through?the streets of South Africa this week it is that name that will be at the forefront in the minds of many of us mourners who will line the route. Why? Because it means “shaker of trees”, which, in a… Read More