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Electricity line in South Africa. (Photo/Clint Mason/Flickr).

600 Million Africans Don’t Have Access To Electricity – Yet Most Of Them Live A Stone Throw From A Power Line!

In Kenya about 70% of off-grid homes are located within 1.2km of a power line. Corruption among electricity service providers, power theft by customers and electricity cartels also further limit access


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Pemba in northern Mozambique has seen a surge of new arrivals in step with investments to exploit off-shore gas deposits. (Photo/Flickr).

Why Natural Resource Discoveries Are More Than Just A Curse: The Case Of Mozambique

Mozambiques offshore natural gas discoveries in the Rovuma basin since 2009 have been nothing short of prolific. They are now valued at approximately 50 times the countrys gross domestic product.


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Hydropower plays a big role electrifying many African countries. (Photo/Shutterstock).

Africa Is Building Power Dams Big Time, And Risks Being Punished Heavily For It Down The Line

Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam will have an installed generating capacity of 6000MW. This is similar in size to the worlds largest nuclear power station, Japans Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant.


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Construction workers on site: Africa accounted for 64% of global reforms dealing with construction permits. (Photo/Arne Hoel/World Bank).

Sub-Saharan African Economies Set New Record With 83 Key Business Reforms In Last Year, Lead World In Some

In the ease of doing business global rankings, Mauritius is in 25thplace, followed by Rwanda (41), and Kenya (80) as the Sub-Saharan Africas top ranked economies.