A FEW days ago, Africa’s first biogas plant connected to the national grid started producing power in Kenya. That was a big deal for green energy. Then it occurred to me that one of the best lessons the world can learn from Kenya in these Mother-Nature-cuddling matters could be missed – unless someone makes a
The part of Kampala where I am currently staying has been having a very African problem nearly every night – the power goes out until well past midnight. Meanwhile, in far off eastern Tanzania, Bukoba had electricity. Tanzania’s electricity industry is a disgraceful shambles; probably East Africa’s worst. Bukoba, though, suffers the least power outages.