Togo banks on solar power

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Not so long ago in the village of Tababou, 600 kilometres off Lome, Ousmane Kantcho had to travel miles and miles outside the village in order to charge his mobile phone or watch a football match. The young Togolese and his family, without access to electricity, also had to sleep every night enduring darkness. Life was slow, and many tasks became a hassle. Today there is at least some light and Ousmane’s wife Gnassa can feel the difference. “Before, there was no light. We had to cook in the dark…

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