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Date of Birth: 6 May 1953
Place of Birth: Edinburgh


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Fight in the last chance saloon

Sir Ross Cranston a retired judge and former MP and Solicitor-General under Tony Blair is set to rule 'in due course' – more likely to be days than weeks according to lawyers following proceedings – as to whether to uphold the 2017 award or to re-open the case...


Retreating from the stage

Johnson has been a long-time critic of DFID set up by Tony Blair's Labour government in 1997 and the move has been expected ever since he won the election in December...


Scotland under siege

Scotland was a Labour government minister under Tony Blair and a moderate but Conservative prime minister Boris Johnson is not a fan...


Iron back on track

Mubadala a sovereign investment fund owned by the Abu Dhabi government joined forces with the Compagnie des bauxites de Guinée (CBG) in 2012 to strike a long-term bauxite supply deal following former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's brokerage of a relationship between Guinea and Mubadala for which Blair acted as an advisor on business matters (AC Vol 53 No 12 Faultlines in the foundations)...


Pushing out the privateers

Omnia Strategy the specialist law firm headed by British barrister Cherie Blair QC the wife of the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is representing Gambia in the case...


Condé bids for third term

Conakry also played host to a series of more democratically inclined old friends including Tony Blair and two former French presidents: François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy who had reportedly brokered the truce between Condé's government and the Israel-based minerals magnate Beny Steinmetz after a protracted battle over the unexplored iron ore reserves in Guinea's remote southeast (AC Vol 60 No 5 A surprise reunion)...


Deep sea intrigue

The case is now being heard at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) with the Gambian government being represented by lawyers from United Kingdom-based Omnia Strategy the law firm and consultancy founded and chaired by the British barrister Cherie Booth QC who is married to Tony Blair the former British prime minister...

Her husband former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair visited Banjul at least twice in 2017 and had 'behind closed-door' meetings with President Adama Barrow reportedly advising him on issues including electricity tourism health and agriculture...

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) confirmed to Africa Confidential that Blair had been 'working with President Barrow and the Gambian administration following the country's historic return to democracy...


Signals of change

The wife of Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair runs the law firm Omnia Strategy which is expanding its African client base...

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A date with destiny

Saraki has retained London communications consultants Aequitas which helped Britain's Labour Party to remake its image under Tony Blair in the mid-1990s but he has to overcome not only his feud with Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the unproven perceptions of corruption and elite entitlement but also the challenge of Kwara a state too 'south' for the north and too 'north' for the south...

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