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Adding Value In Africa: some reflections from the grandson of a Ghanaian cocoa farmer


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Speaker(s): Lord Boateng
Chair: Professor Thandika Mkandawire

Recorded on 10 May 2012 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

Ed Vulliamy, who reported extensively on the mid-1990s war in Bosnia, will discuss his new book The War Is Dead, Long Live The War, examining its legacy 20 years later. Ed Vulliamy is a British journalist and writer. Drawing on his unique experience as an MP, a peer, a Labour Minister and the grandson of a Ghanaian coco farmer, Lord Boateng will explore how aid to Africa can be used to empower producers instead of fostering dependency.

Paul Boateng served as the British high commissioner to South Africa from March 2005 to May 2009 and was the UK's first black Cabinet Minister.

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