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Chinese-Built Cross-Frontier Hydro System Inaugurated in Mali

Images of the recent inauguration ceremony of the Gouina Hydroelectric Dam, via Afro-Impact

This weekend saw the inauguration of the Gouina Hydroelectric dam and Malinguina hydropower station in Mali. Funded by the China Exim Bank and built by PowerChina, the facilities form part of a transfrontier hydroelectric system linking Mali, Senegal, and Mauritania. 

The system is expected to add 140MW to the grid. However, there are some questions about the future viability of hydro-energy in Africa following the announcement that Zimbabwe and Zambia are facing rolling blackouts due to low water levels in the Kariba dam. Mali and the wider Sahel have faced ongoing droughts exacerbated by the global climate collapse.

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