Electricity for all in Africa: Possible?

Source: Electricity for all in Africa: Possible? For decades, access to electricity has been a serious challenge in Africa. It still is. 600 million Africans have no connection to an electrical network. African businesses cite electricity amongst the two most severe constraints on their operations (Enterprise Surveys, 2016). Twenty-five of the 54 countries in Africa, including Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Senegal, deal with frequent power crises characterised by outages, irregular supply and surging electricity costs. These are symptoms of insufficient generation capacity and a lack of infrastructure. Despite these sobering facts,…

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