Fuel supply issues cause renewed Guinea load-shedding

Issue 361 - 18 Jan 2018
Renewed load-shedding brought groups of angry youths onto the streets of Conakry in early January, protesting in several districts by erecting barricades and throwing stones at vehicles. Officials blame the power cuts on the failure of Electricité de Guinée (EDG) to pay its suppliers of fuel and lubricants for its thermal units.According to a government source, the state owes at least €30m ($35m) in unpaid invoices to various suppliers, including Mauritania’s Star Oil.

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