Africa’s average economic growth in 2013 was 4%. This is 1% higher than the growth of the global economy. Despite global recession, Africa is growing at an acceptable rate; however this growth rate varies between different countries and regions. In 2014 the estimated growth rate is 5% and it is expected to be between 5% and 6% for 2015.
To keep this favourable trend going African countries should develop their infrastructure; for example invest in more clean energy which will play an important role in the future. As economies grow, demand for energy by industries and residential customers increases. On the other hand, a great deal of existing electricity and water infrastructure was deployed over half a century ago.