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Biography of Paul BOATENG

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Paul BOATENG
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Born on 14/06/1951 (format : day/month/year)

Biography :

Paul Yaw Boateng (b. June 14, 1951) is a British-Ghanaian politician, the first person of African descent to serve in a British cabinet. He was the son of Kwaku Boateng, a lawyer who served as a cabinet minister in the Ghanaian government of Kwame Nkrumah, and Eleanor Boateng. He received his early education in Ghana and relocated to the United Kingdom in 1966 after the Ghanaian government was overthrown in a military coup. After receiving a law degree from the University of Bristol, Boateng became a solicitor, focusing on housing, police, and women’s issues.


Last update : 09/24/2008


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