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Power problems disrupt Africa's telecom sector

Michael Malakata | May 28, 2015
Rampant power outages are hitting Africa's telecom sector hard, and are likely to cause aftershocks in related industries.

Last month, Zambian President Edgar Lungu commissioned the Lunzua hydropower station in the northern part of the country while promising his government's commitment to increase access to electricity in all areas of the nation so that people can start enjoying communication services.

Energy experts blame African governments for failing to liberalize the energy sector, the way the telecom sector has been liberalized, so as to encourage private investment and competition.

 

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