Power Africa can (and should) do more than off-grid

U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to light up sub-Saharan Africa is "great," but a Ghanian solar entrepreneur tells us it should also explore how to help some countries with electricity but not enough generation capacity to develop certain economic sectors.

About the author

  • Carlos Santamaria

    Carlos is a former associate editor for breaking news in Devex's Manila-based news team. He joined Devex after a decade working for international wire services Reuters, AP, Xinhua, EFE ,and Philippine social news network Rappler in Madrid, Beijing, Manila, New York, and Bangkok. During that time, he also covered natural disasters on the ground in Myanmar and Japan.