Tag: Gatanga

If You Want To Turn Africa Green Again, Then Allow The People To Steal Trees

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

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The ‘Dark’ Continent: Africa’s Energy Pain Could Be Ended By Decentralisation And More ‘Tribalism’

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.

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