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Africa Electricity

'You Can't Fight Ebola In The Dark.' Here's What One Company Is Doing To Help.

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact

A handheld light might not seem like much, but its glow can save lives. WakaWaka, a Netherlands-based company known for sending sustainable and ef...

Electricity Will Give Life to Economic Growth in Africa

Susan McCue | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Susan McCue

Lack of access to safe, reliable, affordable energy has a deep impact on people's lives and on a country's ability to sustain real economic growth. That's why, for millions of people living in extreme poverty across the continent of Africa, the solution can begin with a connection to electricity.

Are You Afraid of the Dark: The Need for Electricity-Independent Surgery

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

As populations in the developing world continue to expand rapidly, and with surgery almost wholly dependent on electricity, the importance of electricity-independent surgical solutions for health has never been greater.

4 Ways To Help 'Power' Africa Out Of Poverty | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact

President Obama recently announced his Power Africa initiative –- a bold effort to scale up electricity access and address energy poverty in sub-Sah...

Can Obama's 'Power Africa' Initiative Double Access to Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 09.03.2013 | Home
Obadias Ndaba

It is commendable that the Obama administration wants to help Africa build power grids and get electricity for its people. But there is little evidence to back up the claim that an amount as small as $7 billion -- or $16 billion, if we include the private sector investment -- will "double" access.

Obama Can Only Light Up Africa With Its Own 'Leading Lights'

Bright Simons | Posted 08.30.2013 | Home
Bright Simons

A U.S.-NEPAD Electricity Initiative would have the remarkable distinction of supporting home-grown African efforts to solve Africa's problems, and strengthen pan-African institutions in the fashion President Obama has been so keen to support.