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South Sudan’s government plans to spend a $14.75m portion of financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) on the long-delayed rehabilitation and expansion of the power distribution network in the capital, Juba. Parliament has approved an AfDB facility for development activities in the country totalling $47.88m, according to the chairman of parliament’s finance committee, David Nailo. A further $18m will be used to support South Sudan’s participation in regional financial institutions including the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (formerly PTA Bank).