[QODLink]
Africa

Sudan's bid to combat power outages

Despite two thirds of its population do not have access to electricity, Sudan prides itself as a electric innovator.

Last updated: 11 Mar 2014 20:50
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Sudan considers itself a pioneer in electric power technology, despite two thirds of its population do not have access to electricity.

The Merowe dam does not meet existing power needs and the country has resorted to importing electricty from Ethiopia.

Engineers hope to solve the shortage, not just domestically, but elsewhere in Africa too.

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports from Khartoum.

61

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
Featured
Booming global trade in 50-million-year-old amber stones is lucrative, controversial, and extremely dangerous.
Legendary Native-American High Bird was trained in ancient warrior traditions, which he employed in World War II.
Hounded opposition figure says he's hoping for the best at sodomy appeal but prepared to return to prison.
Fears of rising Islamophobia and racial profiling after two soldiers killed in separate incidents.
Group's culture of summary justice is back in Northern Ireland's spotlight after new sexual assault accusations.