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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 

More people in Africa live without electricity than anywhere else and there is little hope things will change soon When it comes to access to energy, Africa’s figures are noticeably unimpressive. Nearly 75% of the...

A lesson in democratising energy

A lesson in democratising energy

Togo’s government wants rural communities to produce their own, affordable electricity   Africa is suffering from a major shortage of power despite having huge potential. According to the World Bank, the...

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...