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Viewpoint: Why research reactors are so important for Africa

Viewpoint: Why research reactors are so important for Africa

Of the 220 research reactors in operation today, only seven are on the African continent. In other words, with 17.2% of the world population and the strongest expected growth in the coming years, Africans have access to only 3% of the world's nuclear research reactor capacity. Marguerite Leonardi, senior advisor at NPC Consulting & Engineering, and Professor Vincent Lukanda Mwamba, Commissaire Général of the Commissariat Général à l’Energie Atomique, explain why that is a concern and why the research reactor in Kinshasa should be restarted urgently.

Perspectives 12 October 2020


Malawi uranium mine sale completed

Malawi uranium mine sale completed

Australian-based exploration company Lotus Resources Ltd has completed the acquisition of the Kayelekera Uranium Mine in Malawi from Paladin Energy. The mine produced 10.9 million pounds of uranium (4193 tU) from 2009 to 2014 but has been on care and maintenance since then.

Uranium & Fuel 16 March 2020


Ethiopia makes progress in cancer treatment provision

Ethiopia makes progress in cancer treatment provision

The Ethiopian government is receiving support from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other development partners to address its urgent need for improvement in cancer treatment. The IAEA recommends four radiotherapy machines per one million people, but Ethiopia has only one for its population of 105 million.

Regulation & Safety 27 December 2019


Nuclear energy can bridge the skills gap in Africa, says Rosatom DG

Nuclear energy can bridge the skills gap in Africa, says Rosatom DG

Speaking to African heads of state and representatives from Russian, African, and international business and government agencies, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov yesterday emphasised the benefits of nuclear energy in job creation and regional economic development. At the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, Likhachov said global inequality in technological, industrial and socio-economic development was "acutely felt" in Africa.

Nuclear Policies 25 October 2019


Ethiopia, Russia extend cooperation in nuclear energy

Ethiopia, Russia extend cooperation in nuclear energy

Ethiopia and Russia today signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy during the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi. The document was signed by Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov and Ethiopian Minister of Innovation and Technology Getahun Mekuria.

Nuclear Policies 23 October 2019


Feasibility study completed for Mauritania uranium mine

Feasibility study completed for Mauritania uranium mine

A newly completed definitive feasibility study for the Tiris uranium project in Mauritania has confirmed low capital operating costs for the development, Australian company Aura Energy Limited has announced.

Uranium & Fuel 29 July 2019


Tiris project produces first yellowcake

Tiris project produces first yellowcake

The first samples of uranium oxide product have been produced from ore from Aura Energy's Tiris mine in Mauritania, West Africa. The yellowcake samples were produced during test work at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation's laboratories.
 

Uranium & Fuel 24 May 2019


Offtake agreement for Tiris uranium

Offtake agreement for Tiris uranium

Aura Uranium has signed a binding offtake agreement with London-based Curzon Uranium Trading Limited for up to 30% of production at its Tiris uranium project. The project, in Mauritania, north-west Africa, is expected to start up next year.

Uranium & Fuel 31 January 2019


Viewpoint: Why the USA should partner with Africa to deploy advanced reactors

Viewpoint: Why the USA should partner with Africa to deploy advanced reactors

There is growing interest in nuclear power across several African countries. The USA could be more engaged to create more equitable and sustainable deployment of clean nuclear power on the African continent, write Jessica Lovering and Kenton de Kirby of the Breakthrough Institute.

Perspectives 11 January 2019


Vanadium drives uranium project developments

Vanadium drives uranium project developments

As vanadium prices increase, uranium miners in the USA and elsewhere are looking to capitalise on the vanadium that is co-present with uranium in certain deposits to add value to their operations.

Uranium & Fuel 30 October 2018