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Rolling blackouts in South Africa put Eskom and government in crisis

President Cyril Ramaphosa is once again promising strong action to deal with South Africa’s electricity supply crisis, with new appointments expected at the beleaguered state utility Eskom to reinvigorate the board. Among the changes that have been mooted is replacing chief executive André de Ruyter, although that has yet to be confirmed.

Measures to increase generation and ease load shedding that were announced by the president in July are also now being implemented at pace.

Issue 469 - 30 September 2022

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Libyan Prime Minister Dabaiba sees off yet more challengers to his misrule

Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dabaiba may just have won another round in the unedifying slugfest for control over Libya’s government and resources. It seemed like a mistake when Dabaiba replaced National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla with former Qadhafi-era Central Bank of Libya governor Farhat Ben Gdara in late July, but the move seems to have bought the PM more time.

Issue 468 - 14 September 2022

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