Egypt and Ethiopia in race to sell electricity to Sudan
Egypt is pitted against Ethiopia in the race to sell electricity to neighbouring Sudan, which is plagued by recurrent power cuts and must respond to growing consumption.
The Anglo-Dutch major Shell has taken advantage of the deterioration in relations between the state-owned GNPC and its longstanding partner ENI, whom the government has accused of manoeuvring it into signing an unfavourable contract on Sankofa.
Amid election fever, the unitisation of Sankofa (ENI) and Afina (Springfield) has become a top priority for the energy minister, who is keen to keep his job in the next government. ENI, meanhile, is looking for a way out of the marriage.