ARTE FRANCE DEVELOPPEMENT
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For the most optimistic, the daunting task of electrifying the African continent will perhaps be solved by leapfrogging: in other words, Africa would go directly to the stage of mobile telephony and renewable energies without going through the hassle of power lines.
In the meantime, inequalities in access to electricity remain glaring, as does the inability of states to ensure this public service mission. As a result, individual resourcefulness and equipment are invaluable. Over the last decade, however, there has been no shortage of projects and determination to electrify Africa.