Lack of electricity in Africa remains one of the biggest barriers to the region’s development and prosperity, and continues to trap millions of people in extreme poverty. About 600 million of those people live in Africa, where only one in three people are connected to power. Only a coordinated focus and support both from the Obama administration and Congress (on both sides of the aisle) can strengthen the long-run impact of the fight against energy poverty. Here’s how the United States can help unleash Africa.
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