Senegal turns to floating power stations amid energy crisis

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Senegal is turning to floating power stations in response to an energy crisis.

The national power company, Senelec, has been struggling to provide electricity to people.

With Senegal’s electricity price among the highest in the world, many people cannot afford the electricity bills.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque has more from Senegal’s capital Dakar.

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