Articles tagged 'power cuts'

Blackouts return after fatal storms. . . as Zim's unrelenting barrage of bad news continues 1 April 2019 With  Zimbabwe still reeling from the devastation wreaked by Cyclone Idai — which killed hundreds of people mainly in Manicaland — as well as the country's escalating economic challenges, long-suffering citizens must now also brace for debilitating power cuts, the Daily News can report.
Icy storm lashes France, Germany 13 January 2017 LONDON - An icy storm has been lashing parts of western Europe, causing power cuts in many homes, felling trees and disrupting some rail services. In France power cuts affected more than 237,000 homes as the storm swept across Normandy and regions north of Paris. In Dieppe, on the coast, wi...
Zim life to get worse, darker 5 September 2015 HARARE - The gloom enveloping Zimbabwe as a result of the country's decades-long political and economic crises is set to worsen following an increase in power outages — with industrialists and economists warning yesterday that this would cripple Harare's already moribund economy further and lead ...
12-hour power cuts hit Harare 16 August 2015 HARARE - Most Harare suburbs were yesterday hit by serious power cuts lasting 12 hours due to scheduled maintenance work. Yesterday's power cuts came barely 24 hours after greater Harare was plunged into darkness for 10 hours on Friday. In a statement, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission ...
Power supply solution overdue 17 October 2013 HARARE - Parliamentarians' bold decision to summon Energy and Power Development minister, Dzikamai Mavhaire, to explain the erratic power supplies to factories and homes deserves full support from consumers that agonise daily over unpredictable cuts. Frustrations, stress and uncertainty engend...
Minister, we need answers now! 4 October 2013 EDITOR — Allow me space in your newspaper to express my displeasure at the Energy minister's indifference to the plight of electricity-starved Zimbabweans. The honourable minister addressed a press conference on the energy sector and I would have thought he would address the current power outa...
Address power generation crisis 3 October 2013 HARARE - One of the major problems confronting Zimbabwe today is frequent power outages. While in the advanced countries its rare to experience power outages, we in Zimbabwe have come to accept the situation as normal at the detriment of the national economy. However, with the new governmen...
Zesa, what is this? 2 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabweans should brace themselves for four more months of intense darkness as normal electricity supplies are only expected to resume after February next year. This comes as the country — battling power cuts for more than a decade — has failed to come up with lasting solutions to me...