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August 16th, 2012
Mapping Egypt’s Summer Electricity Blackouts

Egypt is experiencing an energy shortage this summer. To cope with an infrastructure breakdown, the government has instituted blackouts throughout the country — leaving people without air conditioning or fans for several hours each day, while daytime temperatures hover around 40 degrees Celsius (104 Farenheit); in some of the poorer areas there is no drinking water, since the pumps are run on electricity. Meanwhile, this is the month of Ramadan – when practicing Muslims abstain from food and drink during daylight hours. The blackouts are now being mapped by Kahrabtak.com, the Egypt blackout map. Read More