In 2009 only 6% of Rwandans had access to electricity. In an ambitious push, that could hit 70% this year
Ethiopia has already signed several power purchase agreements with countries in the region, including Djibouti, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan and Tanzania.
The Free Basics and Express Wi-fi initiatives may ignore real transformational change by only helping people to function within their current system, rather than working to transform it.
Nearly 90% of lake’s freshwater inflow comes from Ethiopia. Now Africa’s tallest dam and sugar plantations could devastate the livelihoods of nearly 300,000 people in Kenya.
Rwanda is hoping to connect 70% of the country’s 11.7 million people to the national grid by 2018, up from the current 25%.