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Guinea has one of Africa's lowest electrification rates, even in the capital most of Conakry is in darkness. Children often congregate in the evenings to study in places where there are street lights; in the capital's airport car park and in petrol stations. (Photo/ Flickr/ Julien Harneis)

Electricity Consumption In Africa: Some Countries Are Roaring Ahead, Others Slipping Into Darkness

The countries slipping into darkness are a mixed bag – wealthy and poor, peaceful and in conflict, large and small in size.