Africa ‘tired of being in the dark’

4 February 2016

The African Development Bank (ADB) has pledged to invest $12bn in African energy funding over the next five years, saying: “Africa is simply tired of being in the dark.”

At the launch of the “New Deal on Energy for Africa” in Davos, Switzerland, ADB president Akinwumi Adesina said: “It is time… to light up and power Africa - and accelerate the pace of economic transformation, unlock the potential of businesses, and drive much needed industrialisation to create jobs.”

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