On the eve of the Commonwealth experts' third and final official visit to Libreville, which should definitively seal Gabon's entry into the organisation, the former UK Prime Minister has pitched the services of his firm, the Tony Blair Institute, to Ali Bongo.
The Tanzanian president has hired the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change to handle two of her administration's key projects. Britain's former prime minister has been tasked with restoring Tanzania's image among foreign investors and with advising the government on Covid-19.
Breaking news published on 15/09/21 at 10 a.m. - A contract to develop six Grand Inga mega dams seems to be slipping out of the mining giant's hands. Founded by Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest, Fortescue Metals had pledged to invest $80bn.
The African Development Bank is in talks with DRC authorities over its support for one of the vast Grand Inga project hydro-electric dams and is keen to see companies compete to develop it. At stake is some $55m in financing and the bank's seal of approval.
With two years left of his presidential term, Félix Tshisekedi wants to define the shape of the DRC's economic policy through to 2030 and the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change has drafted report to help with the task.
Tired of seeing coltan from its Kivu and Tanganyika mines processed and re-exported by its neighbours, Kinshasa plans to create facilities and smelters to process the ore on site. The initiative comes amid a warming of relations between the DRC and Rwanda, the country through which most of its coltan passes.