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Kahrabtak: Mapping Egypt's Summer Electricity Blackouts

BY Lisa Goldman | Monday, August 13 2012

Screenshot taken from Kahrabtak.com homepage.

In response to a country-wide energy crisis, Egypt's newly elected government has instituted rolling power cuts, leaving people without air conditioning for hours during the heat of the summer, when daytime temperatures soar to 40 degrees Celsius (104 Farehnheit). While many Egyptians are venting their frustration on social media platforms, one group of Egyptians is mapping the blackouts on a site called Kahrabtak. Read More