Power is supposed to be delivered to South Africa by 2020, and an agreement with Nigeria is set to be signed next month
“South Africa will not get back on top. Nigeria will have strong competition and by 2050 may have an economy smaller than DR Congo and Ethiopia.”
Electricity everywhere in Africa in 10 years? No problem says new AfDB chief, we can find $55bn for it
At least 620 million people have no access to power on the continent, including vast populations in South Sudan, Somalia and DR Congo.
A quick round-up of the last few days to bring you up to speed on a continent that is never dull--all in one go.
These areas are short on mega power projects, and are appealing to investors seeking ‘virgin’ ground.
The dark suits from New York have been visiting, and the numbers look glossy. Is the much-maligned giant rousing itself?
Infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure was the constant refrain at the Johannesburg summit.
The Inga Dam on the Congo gets all the attention, but there are other even more daring ideas