South Africa’s Ramaphosa cuts short Egypt trip over power crisis

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address at parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Rodger Bosch/Pool via REUTERS

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa cut short his state visit Egypt so he could return home and meet with utility Eskom, local news agency EWN said on Tuesday, over a deepening power crisis that has seen six straight days of nationwide blackouts.

Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by Tim Cocks

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