With the buzz on President Obama's Power Africa initiative, the NASA composite map showing the world's haves and have-nots of electricity has become an iconic image. The US is brightly lit, as is Europe and parts of Asia. India, Indonesia, and Brazil, sparkle in the nighttime map. And then there is Africa, nearly dark but for a smattering of lights around South Africa, Lagos, and the Mediterranean shores. At last, the world has finally woken up to the pressing need for electricity in Africa.
By Carol Pineau 20 Oct 2014 11:26