Despite it’s vast size, tremendous population, and abundance of natural resources, Africa still has the lowest per-capita use of power of any continent. It isn’t that they don’t need it – with any population of that magnitude, the ability to use power to solve problems is vast. The challenge is in the money. It’s no secret that the United States has the money and technology and is therefore able to produce more energy per capita than any other country.
In fact, America has 1/3 of Africa’s population while producing much, much more than the entire continent.
With anything that is highly coveted and that lacks abundance, the struggle for power always ensues. Such is the case with power in Africa. Those who have it hold it and those who need it miss it. This infographic by Good clearly depicts what is happening in Africa and the struggle for “the power over the power” that is, in many ways, adding to the problems that the continent already faces.
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