Angela Merkel touts renewables in coal-hungry South Africa
15 February 2020 | 3:11 pm
Chancellor Merkel met with South Africa's president to discuss how his country can move towards renewable energy to fight climate change. The pair also discusses the war in Libya and business investments in South Africa.
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