Why the name “Tony Blair International Academy
"England is Sierra Leone's best friend,” said an observer. "Sierra Leoneans are very grateful to the support that the United Kingdom has given to the country to help them deal with the war and the aftermath of the war." Britain has long had a close relationship with the West African nation founded with British help by freed slaves in the 1700s. According to sources in Freetown, Mr. Blair also has personal ties in the country. His father was an examiner at the Fourah Bay College, which was one of the earliest universities in West Africa, this mean, he has both the national and personal ties to Sierra Leone."