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Africa’s Electricity Crisis Hamstrings ANC Government

South Africa is suffering from worsening electricity blackouts as state-run utility Eskom falls deeper into crisis. Eskom, which provides South Africa with 95 percent of its electricity, says it will suffer a massive $21 billion funding shortfall over the next four years. The government has promised to bailout Eskom with a partial privatization program - which is likely to result in a fierce backlash from political opponents and trade unions. The ruling African National Congress will have to...

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