Once known as the dark continent by Westerners who had no knowledge of it and saw it as obscure, Africa is still sometimes referred to as dark but for a different reason. According to The Economist in 2007,
Seen from space, Africa at night is largely unlit, as dark as all-but empty Siberia. With nearly 1 billion people, Africa accounts for over a sixth of the world's population, but generates only 4% of global electricity.
Various estimates state that...
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The Story of William Kamkwamba
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