Friday, September 22, 2017

African Heads of State Endorse a $40bn Energy Project

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.

Back to Musaga, Post-War Burundi

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.

Africa’s Porous Unprotected Borders are Blocking Trade and Economic Development

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.

Between Saving the Economy and Winning Elections – Joyce Banda

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.

Why the Hardest Part is Yet to Come

By Imad Mesdoua: Imad Mesdoua is a political analyst specialising in the Middle East and North Africa. He currently works for Pasco Risk Management.

Mali War Shifts as Rebels Hide in High Sahara

From the NYTIMES: Adam Nossiter reported from Dakar, and Peter Tinti from Gao, Mali. Eric Schmitt contributed reporting from Washington, and Scott Sayare and Steven Erlanger from Paris.

Akuffo Addo & Frimpong Boateng, Wikileaks, Dismissals and Matters Arising

I have a new-found respect for Nana Akuffo-Addo. This is a guy who, if his detractors are to be believed, was thrown out of...