In the dark: Nigeria’s Maiduguri struggles to recover without power

A whirring machine churns out prints at the Gaza Printing Press in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri while owner Garba Zango supervises. The copies are perfect, but his costs have lately gone through the roof.

The past 10 months have been the toughest of Zango’s nearly 50-year career as his city of 800,000 struggles without power from the national grid.

Maiduguri is the capital of Borno state, the epicentre of Nigeria’s 12-year battle against Islamist militants who in January bombed transmission lines, cutting the city’s power and stifling efforts to rebuild its economy.

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Source: Euronews