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Low Rainfall, Crippling Power Shortages Hit Zambia's Economy

Brenda Nglazi Zulu has tried to adapt to the power cuts that sometimes leave her home in the capital Lusaka without electricity for half the day. She bought a gas stove and installed solar panels to help keep her lights on. But the cost to her career as a freelance journalist and researcher is becoming intolerable. Her monthly income has dropped by more than half, because most of the day she can't work at all. "I now only work when electricity is available to power my mobile...

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