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Zimbabwe government takes steps to help expedite USD 300m Kariba Power Plant Expansion

Zimbabwe government takes steps to help expedite USD 300m Kariba Power Plant Expansion

Zimbabwe’s government has taken a big step towards implementation of the Kariba South Hydro Power Station expansion project by setting up a company to take ownership of the plant’s assets, according to the Financial Gazette. The formation of a new firm, called Kariba Hydro Power Company was one of the…

China lends Zimbabwe US$319m for Kariba hydropower upgrade

China lends Zimbabwe US$319m for Kariba hydropower upgrade

China has lent Zimbabwe $319m (£199m) to ease electricity shortages by expanding its Kariba hydropower station, Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said. The project will take four years to complete and increase Kariba’s capacity by 300 megawatts (MW), he said. Zimbabwe often faces power outages, affecting households and businesses.…

Zimbabwe’s internet crawls as undersea fibre outage enters 4th day

Zimbabwe’s internet crawls as undersea fibre outage enters 4th day

Zimbabwean internet providers relying on the onward fibre connectivity of SEACOM and EASSy, two of Africa’s major undersea cables, are facing major problems delivering internet services to customers as the the two cables have been down for close to 4 days, writes Soul Kabweza. According to reports, the cables were apparently severed by ship anchors…