It takes the average Tanzanian eight years to consume as much electricity as an American uses in one month; a kettle boiled twice a day by a family in Britain uses five times as much electricity as a Malian uses in a year
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The countries slipping into darkness are a mixed bag – wealthy and poor, peaceful and in conflict, large and small in size.
The highest-ranked country consumes 438 times more electricity per capita than the lowest-ranked. Such is the electricity divide in Africa.
Between them, Nigeria, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo have nearly 200 million people living without electricity.