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Obama Africa Electricity

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

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 09.03.2013 | World
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.