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04 June, 2007 - Published 07:21 GMT

What is Blair's legacy in Africa?
From Focus on Africa and Network Africa

Tony Blair and Africa

"When I think of Africa... I fear my own conscience..." Tony Blair voices his fears on Africa.

Blair on Africa

Blair's premiership: an overview

One of Tony Blair's biggest concerns during the second half of his premiership has been the plight of Africa. He famously described it as a 'scar on the conscience of the world'. Two years ago when Britain held the rotating presidency of the Group of Eight industrial nations, Mr. Blair made sure that the reduction of poverty in Africa was top of the agenda at the G8 summit in Scotland. Peter Biles reviews Tony Blair's achievements.

The Blair years

Blair the interventionist

Tony Blair Kamara

Not all of Africa feels as blessed by Tony Blair's term in office. Tanzania's former leader Benjamin Mkapa was one of Blair's Commissioners for Africa but as Vicky Ntetema reports, the British prime minister's popularity has been on the wane for a long time.

Dar Disappointment

Special relationship

Nana Akufo-Addo is Ghana's Foreign Minister, James Afedo asked him how Tony Blair's leadership impacted on the two countries' relationship.

Tony and John

Blair Commission for Africa

PM Blair's interest in African issues were crystallised around the work of the Commission for Africa - sometimes even dubbed the Blair Commission. The Commission brought together African and Western leaders and personalities who put together a report in March 2005 looking at how Africa and the world could make the continent "strong and prosperous".

A Commissioner's view

Also on the commission and a leader who has shared a good working relationship with Mr Blair is the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Amber Henshawe went to meet him.

Meles Zenawi on Blair