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Tony Blair

Date of Birth: 06/05/1953
Place of Birth: Edinburgh


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Who's who in the Guinea loan saga

• President Alpha Condé, who has consulted with financier George Soros and Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair about ways to rebuild Guinea’s economy and bring in investment, chaired a cabinet meeting last week which decided to end the loan arrangement and framework agreement with Palladino and its associates...


Faultlines in the foundations

Although foundations run by former political leaders, such as Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair and the United States’ President Bill Clinton, have less cash at their disposal, they often wield greater diplomatic influence...

Tony Blair’s Africa Governance Initiative has projects in Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and, since last November, Guinea...

The consultancy Tony Blair Associates has advised the United Arab Emirates’ investment fund, the Mubadala Development Company...

After persistent reports of Blair’s advocacy on Timis’s behalf, Africa Confidential put the question to the Office of Tony Blair last June and was told, ‘Neither Mr...


Condé looks East and West

Billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros, Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair, Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and Israeli entrepreneur Beny Steinmetz have all held closed-door talks with Condé over the past year...

Blair’s personal consultancy firm Tony Blair Associates has in the past advised the United Arab Emirates’ investment fund, the Mubadala Development Company, which plans to invest in the Compagnie des bauxites de Guinée, owned by Alcoa, Rio Tinto and the Guinean government...


No EITI for UK

Asked why Britain would not take part, even though EITI was originally a British idea sponsored by Premier Tony Blair in 2002, Department for International Development (DfID) press officers said that although ‘the UK is already a strong international supporter of the EITI and transparency in the extractives sector,’ it was ‘not appropriate’ for Britain to join because it was not ‘resource rich’, by the International Monetary Fund’s definition...


You can take the Africa out of Libya

Its first big non-financial deal came in May 2007, when it established a joint venture with BP, brokered by Britain’s outgoing Prime Minister, Tony Blair, advised by Sir Mark Allen, the former Counter-Terrorism Director of Britain’s MI6...


Condé drives a hard bargain

Among the visitors last month were British former Prime Minister Tony Blair and a 35-strong delegation from a French business lobby, the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (Medef), as well as several guests of Guinean entrepreneur Aboubacar Danfakha, head of the local concern Groupe Tifa-Guinée...


Prosperity and paranoia

Yet the enthusiasm of British International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, a former Royal Tank Regiment officer, for Kagame’s rule is undiminished and former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s African Governance Initiative is still sending young British professionals to work in Rwanda’s civil service...


Uneasy lies the head

Khamis Abu Minyar el Gadaffi, and the deal was facilitated by British ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair...


Rust never sleeps

ArcelorMittal, Essar’s strongest rival, dropped out of the bidding because Lakshmi Mittal’s close ties to former British Prime Minster Tony Blair irritate Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe...


Massaging the message

Kagame's other international friends - such as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, British ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair and United States ex-President Bill Clinton - had no such reservations about glad-handing the Rwandan leader...


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