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Editor’s Note: Energy for Africa

Editor’s Note: Energy for Africa

The figures are staggering. Six hundred million Africans have no access to electricity, making up 75% of the world’s 789 million people who live without electricity. The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported these...

A far from bright future 

A far from bright future 

Africa's collective electricity supply is bedevilled by weak legal frameworks and regional rivalry You have read all of your free articles, to continue reading simply register to claim your complimentary three-day...

A lesson in democratising energy

A lesson in democratising energy

Togo’s government wants rural communities to produce their own, affordable electricity You have read all of your free articles, to continue reading simply register to claim your complimentary three-day all-access pass....

Has Africa’s time for hydropower passed?

Has Africa’s time for hydropower passed?

Africa has vast untapped sources of hydroelectricity but climate change, particularly droughts, raises questions about sustainability. Hydroelectricity has an attractive appeal for Africa. It can provide a baseload – a...