Load shedding

Egypt needs time to offset fuel-oil shortage, end power cuts

By The Africa Report

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Posted on August 1, 2023 11:32

File photo of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni (R) meeting DRC President Joseph Kabila in 2013. (AFP/Peter Busomoke)
Cairo’s load-shedding is frustrating old and young alike. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Egypt’s goal of becoming a regional gas hub is looking far-fetched as the country battles to meet hiked electricity demand in the ongoing heatwave.

Sherif, a marketing specialist, is racing against time to meet a bunch of deadlines as persistent power cuts in Egypt leave him unable to complete the tasks. 

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