Power cuts point to failures in Egypt’s energy strategy

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Issue 491 - 24 Sep 2023 - By John Hamilton | 7 minute read

Egyptians are hoping for cooler weather and with it the end of severe rolling power outages which have caused difficulties throughout the summer. However, the social and economic legacies of the electricity supply crisis will outlast the ferocious Mediterranean heatwave, which has provided the government’s only – but far from satisfying – explanation for why the outages happened, writes John Hamilton.

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