SA squeezes water power out of DRC

A new power deal was one of the main agreements signed during President Jacob Zuma’s state visit to his Congolese counterpart, Joseph Kabila.

South Africa has increased its economic footprint in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with the signing of a power ­purchase agreement for the sale of electricity from the Grand Inga hydroelectric dam to Eskom.

The deal was one of the main agreements signed during South Africa President Jacob Zuma’s state visit to his Congolese counterpart, Joseph Kabila, this week.

Critics of South Africa’s intervention in the DRC were ….. Continue Reading