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Afghan electric company struggles to make powerful customers pay

 Reuters 22 April 2019

How do you collect a $200,000 electricity bill from an Afghan warlord? Try cutting him off from the grid. Then turn off your cell phone so he can't yell at you. (1000 Words) - By Katharine Houreld

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An Afghan vendor sits as he sells fruits in Kabul April 11, 2019. Afghanistan desperately needs to build an electricity network to generate jobs, develop its trillion-dollar mineral deposits - a process that will take decades - and win support for a government that has delivered few tangible benefits to its citizens. Photo: REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

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