Power Africa: The New U.S. Development Frontier in Africa

Patricia Kisare evaluates the benefits and costs of the new U.S. energy initiative, Power Africa.

As we have seen in extractive industry practices, seizure of private land is a common practice of large-scale projects. Families are often displaced from their homes or farmlands, a process which perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Additionally, potential environmental damage could be mitigated by incorporating an appropriate mix of clean energy resources and technologies.  It is unclear at this point whether the Power Africa plan includes such measures.

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