The projects formed part of the larger Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (Pida) portfolio, which has been assembled under the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) banner. The other Pida projects cover the transport, water, and information communication technology infrastructure segments.
By Kris Berwouts: Kris Berwouts has, over the last 25 years, worked for a number of different international NGOs focused on building peace, reconciliation, security and democratic processes. He was the Director of EurAc, the network of European NGOs working for advocacy on Central Africa. He now works as an independent expert on Central Africa.
By Jeremy Weate: Jeremy Weate has a PhD in philosophy from The University of Warwick. He is also author of the best-selling children’s book A Young Person’s Guide to Philosophy (published by Dorling Kindersley), translated into 8 languages. He is a co-founder of Cassava Republic Press. You can follow him here @jeremyweate.
By Keith Somerville: Keith Somerville is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, teachers at the University of Kent and runs the Africa – News and Analysis (www.africajournalismtheworld.com) website.
By Jimmy Kainja: Jimmy Kainja’s is a longstanding social & political analyst of Malawi & sub-Saharan Africa. You can follow his personal blog at Spirit of muntu and on twitter @jkainja.
By John Amponsah: So fellow country men and women! There is a potentially wider conflict brewing. Often, we focus on our small country Ghana, an artificially created entity based on Euro-American whims, and we try to forget about the rest of the continent, as if it is foreign to us.
Andrew Solomon is the author, and most recently had published, “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.”
My conclusions are simple, both sides in this debate - a false debate - have failed to acknowledge the real issues involved.