Numerous individuals around the globe underestimate electricity, yet there are as yet numerous without it.
As indicated by a map illustrated from a popular photographer from the International Space Station in January 2014, large parts of Africa, close by striking parts of Asia, are still ‘dark’ and live off the electricity framework.
Truth be told, the 5 ‘darkest’ nations on the planet are in Africa. They are:
- South Sudan – only 4 percent of the population is connected to the grid
- Burundi – 7 percent
- Chad – 8 percent
- Liberia – 9 percent
- Malawi – 12 percent
#Map shows share of population across the globe with access to electricity. #Africa still has a lot of catching up to do. Cartographic critique: the scale is annoying me… Source: https://t.co/m2GBhZKvH1 pic.twitter.com/K4fbPJsljpLoading...
— Simon Kuestenmacher (@simongerman600) April 14, 2018
Although this image is from an International Space Station photograph in 2014, it appears that little has changed.
According to a 2018 report, South Sudan is still the least electrified country in the world although it is one of Africa’s largest oil producer.
War before independence in 2011 destroyed South Sudan’s limited infrastructure, including the electricity it had. It now depends entirely on imported diesel to run generators and insecurity and hyperinflation have made diesel scarce, leading to some of the highest energy costs in the region and a thriving black market for diesel.