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Tony Blair

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


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FPR dissidents break cover

Three days after the first bombing, a prominent Hutu sought refuge in the British High Commission in Kigali, in a stage-managed operation that embarrassed Whitehall, which remains close to President Paul Kagame’s government, not least through British ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair...


Protection in the arms bazaar

Lobbying from British Premier Tony Blair helped secure the Tanzania contract despite opposition from the late Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, Development Minister Clare Short and the World Bank...


Problems on the home front

Dissenters claim she was promoted at the behest of Kagame's backer and British ex-Premier Tony Blair, as well as for her extremely close ties to Emmanuel Ndahiro, National Security Advisor and intelligence director...


President Koroma pledges 'We no go tire'

Koroma needed a good story to tell the conference, organised by his government, Britain's Department for International Development, the World Bank and British former Prime Minister Tony Blair's consultancy firm...


More power for Freetown

He invited Sierra Leoneans abroad to return home and met philanthropic financier George Soros and British former Prime Minister Tony Blair, whose African Governance Initiative has nine advisors in Freetown...


Britain's demanding ally in Tripoli

Another is the London School of Economics Director and former UK Financial Services Authority chief, Sir Howard Davies, who also served on the LIA advisory board, and was Prime Minister Tony Blair's economic envoy to Libya in 2007...


Charles Taylor gets his day in Court

That prompted British Prime Minister Tony Blair to call an emergency cabinet meeting which scrambled a British protection force for Freetown; following Africa Confidential's exposure (AC Vol 39 No 5) of the British government's cooperation with Sandline, a British private military company, Whitehall was under pressure to use its own armed forces to shore up the UN and Economic Community of West African States' regional forces in Sierra Leone...

It turned out to be one of the few popular military interventions that Tony Blair ever authorised...


Ernest's election

Koroma, an accountant and businessman, is good at glad-handing investors and foreign visitors such as Irish rock star campaigner Bob Geldof (AC Vol 50 No 4) and his friend, British former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who jetted into Freetown on 28 April with a package of proposals to promote tourism...


Rich resources, little investment

The Irish rocker and Africa campaigner Sir Bob Geldof flew in on Timis's private jet for a three-day trip, having been encouraged to visit Sierra Leone by British former Prime Minister Tony Blair...


Slow turnaround

With some help, he has enticed the former British Premier, Tony Blair, and Irish rocker Bob Geldof to call in and strengthen his brand...


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