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South Africa Secures Energy Promise From Congo’s Inga Dam

South Africa has struck a hydropower deal with the Democratic Republic of Congo that will secure electricity equivalent to 5 percent of the country’s installed capacity, an official said.

The two nations today finalized the agreement for South Africa to take 2,500 megawatts from the first phase of the Inga plant, Ompi Aphane, a deputy director-general in South Africa’s Department of Energy, said by phone today from Johannesburg. The remaining 2,300 megawatts will go to mining companies in Congo’s southern Katanga province, he said.