E Africa gets more power.

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Burundi, Tanzania and Rwanda are to benefit from an 80MW hydroelectric power project to be built with the help of the Nile Equatorial Lake Subsidiary Action Programme. Tanzania's commissioner for energy and petroleum, Bashir Mrindoko, said the project, which is designed to produce between 60MW and 80MW, is expected to start early next year with the construction of the Tsh200bn ($190m) Rusumo hydropower project on the Kagera river. The project will be completed by 2011.

"Although the project will contribute just 80MW to be shared by the three countries, it will impact positively on the Kigoma region, which for years has been using diesel powered...

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