Permanent Black Man
There are 620 million people in Africa without electricity. Here's where they live.
4) The most popular energy source, by far, is "bioenergy" — mainly the burning of wood, charcoal, and dung. That, in turn, produces a lot of indoor air pollution, which is currently killing millions of people per year:
Africa needs a lot more energy to lift itself out of poverty. And, right now, fossil fuels are still the cheapest way to do that in grid-connected areas — note that coal plants and gas turbines cost just one-third of what solar panels do. (Although in rural areas far from the grid, it's a closer call, and wind and solar power are quickly becoming competitive.) And unless or until clean energy gets significantly cheaper, fossil fuel use is almost certain to rise in the decades ahead.
The rest: http://www.vox.com/2014/10/13/6970513/africa-electricity-620-million-people-map-gas-coal-solar