- Egypt is the most powerful country in Africa according to the 2020 Best Countries Rankings
- South Africa, Kenya, and Ghana are in the second, third and fourth positions
- While Nigeria did not make the list, Morroco took the fifth position on the ranking
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The 2020 Best Countries Rankings rated five African nations as the continent’s most powerful countries.
It should be noted that the countries are chosen based on factors that cover their respect for human rights, their GDPs, ease of doing business, among other attributes.
On the list, Egypt ranked first in the African category but is number 36 on the world category. South Africa comes second and rated 39th among world countries.
Below is, therefore, a list of the top 5 African countries:
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2. South Africa
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Mauritius and Tunisia ranked first and second with a 100% electricity supply. Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, and Seychelles ranked 99.8%, 99.1%, and 99% respectively.
No country on the list has below 80% electricity access as South Africa and Ghana, nations on ninth and 10th positions, have 84.3% and 84.2% power access rates.
Recall that the Moroccan government went ahead to use green technology to proffer a solution to one of its citizens' challenges.
The government built a solar panel tree in Marrakesh so that people can easily charge their phones without having to worry about electricity.
Imagine a place where you can plug in your device away from home, without the fear of running out of power. This is really inventive.
In other news, the lake of Okposi in Ebonyi state is one of nature's wonders. The water level in the lake is on the low during the rainy season and high in the dry season.
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Only scaled fishes survive in it as it has been a source of salt to the indigenes for over 400 years. A local oral story has it that it was discovered by two local hunters who were on the search for water to satiate their thirst.
The women in the community have been latching on the power of solar technology to produce salt as buyers come in from far and wide to buy. A popular market called Odenigbo Okposi became known for this.
Okposi lake is located in Ohaozara local government area in the state. It serves as a good resource centre during the civil war as people came to it for salt.
Another salt lake in the local government is called the Uburu Salt Lake. Though it is bigger than the one in Okposi, its salt production is only seasonal.
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