Sudan grinds to a halt as nationwide power outage strikes

NO POWER – A NIGHTMARE SCENARIO FOR THE HOT CITIES OF THE SUDAN

(Posted 28th February 2017)

A massive nation wide power outage struck the Sudan yesterday, when trip mechanism in the grid failed to engage after some production sources said to be at the Merowe Dam went down.
This prompted an outage at the international airport too but operations continued when stand by generators were activated.
Across the key cities of Sudan, like Khartoum, Omdurman and Port Sudan, did aircondition units fail, the banking system was affected and only businesses with their own power generators, and enough fuel to run them, were able to continue doing some business yesterday.
It is understood that the power grid eventually came back on line but this only serves some one third of the country anyway with millions of Sudanese not having any access to electricity.

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