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Angola: Power woes trigger reshuffle

President João Lourenço appointed new boards of directors on 19 May for Empresa Pública de Produção de Electricidade (Prodel) and Empresa Nacional de Distribuição de Electricidade (Ende). A presidential statement said the changes were for operational reasons but observers linked them to longstanding financial and operating problems at the parastatals, which were established in 2014 along with transmission company Rede Nacional de Transporte de Electricidade (RNT), following the unbundling of Empresa Nacional de Electricidade.

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