Africa's midnight sun

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By Fred Pearce in Nairobi DAVID WAIRIMU can finally do his homework. An innovative solar-powered lantern allows him to carry on working when it gets dark. “My position in class is much better since we got it,” he says. David, who is 14, lives with his mother Margaret in a mud-walled hut in Engashura, near the town of Nakuru in Kenya. Electric lights gleam in Nakura, but Kenya’s ramshackle electricity grid does not reach 90 per cent of the country’s homes, including those in Engashura. Until last January,