This map of Africa shows how much each country’s population has access to electricity.
In the mainland, the northern countries enjoy a near-maximum power capacity. These include Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt.
Electricity supply is also high in South Africa, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Gabon, Kenya, and Ghana. The island nations of Cape Verde, Seychelles, and Mauritius also get a large energy supply despite being outside the mainland.
On the other hand, power is low in the continent’s central areas, especially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Chad, and South Sudan.
These books take a look at the energy sector in Africa:
- Electricity in Africa: The Politics of Transformation in Uganda (African Issues)
- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
- Shedding Light on Electricity Utilities in the Middle East and North Africa: Insights from a Performance Diagnostic
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