Ghana hikes water, electricity tariffs
Starting from the first of July, Ghanaians will be paying 8.01 per cent higher for water according to the new tariffs permitted by Ghana’s Public Utility Regulatory Commission. While electricity tariffs were also raised by just over 11 per cent.
Ethiopian businesses suffer as power cuts hit hard
Ethiopia is rationing electricity for domestic and international customers after a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams caused a production deficit.
Nigeria names alleged corrupt electricity contractors
Nigeria's Ministry of Power, Works and Housing disclosed names of contractors that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute them completely. Adetokunbo Mumuni, Executive Director of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project; SERAP joins CNBC Africa to discuss this story.
Zimbabweans warned of power cuts, as dam levels fall
Zimbabwe's state-owned utility warned on Thursday that it may have to ration electricity supplies, a move that would hit the lucrative mining sector the hardest.
House prices are driving Namibia’s youth out of town
Your own place to call home, with electricity, water, and a clean toilet – that’s not much to ask, right? But even that is out of reach for many in Windhoek. Now a youth movement is saying: enough is enough.
India's 'electric man' baffles scientists by letting 11,000 volts pass through him
This 42-year-old man is dubbed as the "human conductor of electricity" in northern India for his ability to withstand 11,000 volts passing through his body.
Wind power boosts energy supply in Tanzania
Tamimu Kifungu is a young innovator who wants to solve Tanzania's energy problem with renewables. He is part of a group of self-taught engineers that are designing windmills to generate electricity and pump water.
Germany: Renewables overtake coal as main power source
Germans broke new ground in 2018 by receiving more electricity from "green" energy sources than from coal power plants, a new study said. But experts warn that Berlin could still miss its energy goals for 2030.