This is a good move by CCP. Power purchase is a fallacy on digital goods as you experince the same cost delivering the product regardless of end user location. Ie supplying an active eve connection to Ethopia incurs the same cost as doing so to the US of A. So why should the African get the service cheaper? If they can’t make the service cost then dump them, they provide no value as a customer.
With tangible goods this of course is not the same and you should expect variance between regions.
Steam eve also had a lot of region hoppers using the various proxy steam price sites to find the best deal.