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This week in African politics__Can the public cut down on "energy crisis"?

Citing France 24, this week, South Africa has pledged billions of dollars to fight the "energy crisis" within South Africa.

A deficit of reliable modern energy outlets is a common problem across much of the African continent.
This includes issues with electric power grids. It also includes the issues of sustainable energy, as many African nations are still preoccupied with older forms of industrial energy resource sourcing such as coal. has called South Africa one of the 15 largest nations for energy pollutant emissions. South Africa generated 93% of its electricity from coal at the time Energypedia conducted its investigation. This is between the 2014-2018 era and so the number may trend in significantly different margins. It here serves the purpose of highlighting how steeply involved South Africa has been in the coal industry within the last half-decade.

Will the motion to incorporate billions of dollars into energy plans be a positive move for the South African "energy crisis"? Or will the cycle these funds take through the system create some other compounded issues?

In following posts, The New African Living Standard will be watching these numbers to see if the new energy budget plan is improving South African energy. What can publicly traded companies do to reduce the "energy crisis"? We endeavor to see patterns that may give us actionable solutions at a public level.


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Police kill 12 citizens in an attempt to enforce COVID-19 curfews_ 
Andalou Agency reports that Kenya police have killed at least 12 people in an attempt to enforce a dawn to dusk curfew. Now, citizens wear any makeshift mask that they can muster to stave off the violence of the police.

Within the last two weeks, police became violent enforcers of COVID-19 lockdown. In this footage, by Telegraph UK, Kenyan authorities deployed tear gas. 

In Kiamaiko, a 13-year-old boy was likewise shot by the police. The officer was enforcing COVID-19 curfew: 

Al Jazeera reported later that the police were to investigate the killing of the child: 

France 24 also shared an interview with Kenya's president, who apologized for the "excessive" behavior of riot police: 
Kenya is a country under excessive duress due to COVID-19. Africa News shared this video showing Kenyans dashing madly for food relief, in a stampede, as the country lockdowns add further strain to a food supply already severely d…