Can Siemens save Nigeria’s chaotic power sector?
28 July 2019 | 6:00 am
The Nigerian government has agreed to a deal with the German energy company in an attempt to fix the country's unreliable electricity grid.
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South Africa's energy crisis could land the government in court, as opposition groups and trade unions threaten to sue over a decade of crippling blackouts. Also, as the World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos, the head of the International Finance Corporation tells FRANCE 24 that now is the time to ramp up private investment as Africa braces for a global slowdown.
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Thousands turn out to opposition-organised protests in South Africa to express deepening frustration over the country's power crisis. Also, in a rare trial of a former president, ex-Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears in court on corruption charges.
Thousands turn out to opposition-organised protests in South Africa to express deepening frustration over the country's power crisis. Also, in a rare trial of a former president, ex-Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears in court on corruption charges. Finally, faced with about 15,000 tonnes of "e-waste" dumped in landfills every year, Rwanda is focusing more resources on recycling old smartphones.
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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has filed a lawsuit against Nigeria’s President over the failure to reverse what it describes as unlawful and unjust increase in electricity tariff.
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