Thabi Leoka | The average African consumes less energy than someone in England a century ago

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Thabi Leoka
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There is huge disparity in electricity consumption between Africa and the rest of the world, but also between African countries, writes Thabi Leoka. 

Only 43% of people in sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity, compared with 90% in Asia. The region accounts for almost 14% of the world’s population, but only 4.5% of global primary energy demand.

The average African is still using less energy than what the average person used more than a century ago in England.

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