The Economist has this article about Africa’s electricity shortages.
Basically, Africa can’t produce enough electricity to keep up with good growth and increasing urbanisation.
From the article:
- With nearly 1 billion people, Africa accounts for almost a sixth of the world’s population, but generates only 4% of global electricity.
- By some counts, only 17 of Nigeria’s 79 power stations are still working.
- Kenya’s power utility estimates that it adds 12,000 households a month to the national grid.