Power outages short-circuit Libya’s economy

The surge in the power generator market in Tripoli goes against the current, as the inconstant electricity supply is otherwise sapping the dynamism of Libya’s small businesses.

Years of conflict in Libya – especially in its so-called “oil crescent” – have hurt power generation.

Many areas endure total blackouts for hours, and constant electricity outages are affecting all segments of life, from the economy to relaxation to healthcare.

Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Tripoli, Libya.