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24 Aug
Unprecedented drought levels in the Yangtze River have increased pressure on hydroelectric power plants, which supply energy to key economic zones of the country.
2 Jul
South Africa's small businesses, still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and squeezed by inflation at a five-year peak, are now taking further strain during the worst power cuts in over two years.
19 Mar
The leader of the continent's top crude oil producer apologises to the country for fuel shortages. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the race is also on to resolve a national grid failure. Meanwhile, our reporters follow a joint operation between the Ugandan and Congolese armies to track down the ADF militia, who are believed to be behind the killing of thousands of people in eastern DR Congo. And we take a closer look at Colombian entrepreneur Claudia Castellanos' flourishing business in Eswatini.
9 Sep 2021
Limited electricity supply is hampering Syria's industrial revivial, as manufacturing grinds to a halt at 6pm in the former economic hub of Aleppo.

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