Can all of Africa get access to electricity?

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US stocks stay fairly flat after Fed Chair Jerome Powell testifies in Congress, a Ukrainian-made drone hits an oil refinery in Russia, and the International Energy Agency says investing $25 billion annually could lead to universal electricity access in Africa by the end of the decade.

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Jay Powell warns US recession is ‘certainly a possibility’

‘Kamikaze’ drone strike hits oil refinery in southern Russia

Africa needs $25bn a year of investment to boost energy provision, says IEA chief

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