Africa and its people cannot wait for governments and companies to agree on the design, pricing, and financing of energy projects with a long development time. African countries need energy now.

In a conservative country wracked by hunger and poverty amid a devastating war that has destroyed most infrastructure, 36-year-old Iman Hadi and her burqa-clad colleagues are achieving what many would have thought unthinkable.

Analysis quantifies a dramatic price drop that parallels similar improvements in solar and wind energy, and shows further steep declines could be possible.

The Africa’s Business Heroes from 2020 exemplify the phenomenal entrepreneurial talent from across the continent and are redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur.

The grantees are Nigeria’s ScholarX, Zambia’s WidEnergy, Ethiopia’s Africa 118, Uganda’s Ensibuuko, and Zimbabwe’s Zonful Energy.

Peter Fabricius examines three areas where Africa could take advantage of other technological innovations to leapfrog its deficits in other areas.

Ensuring health facilities have an affordable and reliable power supply is critical to ensure consistent, good-quality healthcare. Because of fuel costs and frequent shortages, resorting to diesel generators is often not enough, and can lead to deadly power cuts.

In 1990, East Asia accounted for half of the global poor, whereas some 15 per cent lived in sub-Saharan Africa; by 2015 forecasts, this is almost exactly reversed: sub-Saharan Africa accounts for half of the global poor, with some 12 per cent living in East Asia.

Millions of women already are producers of energy – specifically of bioenergy for poor households. To support sustainable development and gender goals, more attention needs to be given to these women energy producers who have remained largely invisible in much of the energy discourse.

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