South Africa’s Economic Growth Affected by Mismatch of Electricity Supply, Demand

Electricity pylons at night in Johannesburg South Africa, the country’s economic hub. Taken by Alistair Routledge for Getty Images Roula Inglesi-Lotz, University of Pretoria South Africa’s electricity sector has faced a series of challenges over the last two decades. It started with inadequate grid infrastructure to provide electricity to the majority of the South African […]

Nile Basin at a Turning Point as Ethiopian Dam Starts Operations

Old picture of construction on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, which began generating power on February 20. Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images John Mukum Mbaku, Weber State University Egypt and Sudan currently claim absolute control of Nile water resources. The two states – handed the rights in colonial treaties with the British – have resisted subsequent […]