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The wave of coups across the Sahel region over the past three years appears to have prompted a surge in defence spending across Africa – as newly-installed military regimes pour money into their own fiefdoms and other governments seek to bolster their security. International Institute for Strategic Studies data show total spending rose by more than one-fifth in 2023, but more money for soldiers and armaments means there is less to spend on social and infrastructure improvements.
Issue 500 - 14 February 2024
Since 2018, Africa has seen a downward trend in annual net power generation capacity additions. Of the 4.5GW added in 2023, 1.4GW came from hydroelectric power.
African Energy staff led research for the Africa-EU Energy Partnership’s second annual European Financial Flows on SDG7 to Africa report.
The latest figures from Live Data show the direction of the continent's on-grid power generation industry over the next five years
Almost 50% of respondents to an African Energy survey said the certification of carbon or renewable credits is too costly or time-intensive.
African Energy has analysed the latest on-grid power generation data for North Africa.