Expert calls for private investors involvement in power transmission
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18 Sep 2021
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30 Sep 2021
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8 Oct 2021
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18 Oct 2021
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3 Apr 2022
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5 Nov 2022
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8 Nov 2022
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7 Dec 2022
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South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was forced this week to cancel a trip to Davos by an escalating energy crisis that is inflicting rolling blackouts on the continent’s most developed economy.
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Evan Gershkovich was arrested in late March in Russia on espionage charges. The court extended his pre-trial detention until January 30.
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France will ban smoking on beaches and public parks, the country's health minister said on Tuesday, presenting a series of measures as the government looks to prevent 75,000 tobacco-related deaths per year. The measures — part of a government plan to combat smoking — aim to create a “tobacco-free generation by 2032.”
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