The persistent power problem in Dakar, and the rest of Senegal, is hitting its inhabitants very hard. This thriving West African nation has become very dependent on electricity to the point that when electricity fails, the water supply fails too. Most residences (including mine) endures water shortages to compound the electricity problem as the pump that drives the water ceases to function. No electricity no water!
To complicate matters further, there is now constant shortage of cooking gas!
Dakar is obviously not the darkest city in West Africa, but it is indeed becoming "Darker".
See article from Reuters: "Senegal sacks minister as anger over power cuts grows"