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Niger: Enigmatic Mauritanian businessman finances thermal plants

Issue 480 - 08 Mar 2023 - By John Hamilton | 4 minute read

Niamey hopes the construction of a pair of thermal power plants with total capacity of 111MW will break its dependency on Nigerian electric power, but little is known about Moulaye El Arby Baba Aïnina, the Mauritanian businessman with mining and cement processing interests in Guinea who has financed the $130m investment.

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