The number of people living without electricity in Africa is set to increase for the first time in eight years

In the wake of the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, latest data from the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook shows the continent’s meager progress in improving electrification will be reversed. In fact, the population living without electricity in Africa is predicted to fall back to 2016 levels.

Even though African countries have been less affected by the pandemic, they are still likely to feel the full effects of the global economic after-shocks from the pandemic.

Read more: QuartzAfrica



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