Egypt's energy crisis

Al Jazeera investigates the state of Egypt's ability to power growth after years of mismanagement and corruption.

    Egypt's energy sector is in crisis following years of nepotism and mismanagement, with endemic corruption estimated to have cost the country $20bn.

    Years of corrupt dealings and a decision to stop exports to Israel have brought a string of lawsuits. In an effort to end the dispute, Egypt is turning to its neighbour which has discovered vast reserves of gas.

    The new president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, faces a tough challenge in addressing the country's energy shortage.

    As part of the Al Jazeera Investigative Unit's documentary Egypt's Lost Power, Clayton Swisher has discovered that the energy sector is in crisis.

    Watch Egypt's Lost Power on Al Jazeera English at the following times GMT: Monday 9th June 2000; Tuesday 10th June 0100 and 0600; Wednesday 11th June 1200; Thursday 12th June 0600; Friday 13th June 0100.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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