France 24: Lebanon heads for blackout as electricity funds dry up
Lebanon's caretaker energy minister Thursday warned the country would plunge into "total darkness" at the end of the month if no money was secured to buy fuel for power stations.
Power cuts have been common in Lebanon ever since the end of the 1975-1990 civil war, forcing Lebanese to pay a second power bill to private generators for three to 12 hours each day during the outages.
Now the country is facing its worst economic crisis in decades, and fast running out of hard currency to back imports.
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