17/11/2019 – French nuclear group Orano’s COMINAK uranium mine in Niger will shut down in March 2021 due to the depletion of its reserves, the mine’s board of directors said on Wednesday.Orano, which was known as Areva until last year, holds a 34% stake in the mine, the largest in a joint venture with a Nigerien state mining company and two foreign companies.
01/10/2019 – Morocco will be the third country to host the nuclear regulators’ meeting, and the first in Africa, after it previously met in the US and Spain.
This week, experts on nuclear security will arrive in Morocco for the International Regulator’s Conference on Nuclear Security in Marrakech. Although Morocco does not yet have nuclear power, the Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security (AMSSNuR), in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will host the conference October 1-4. Continuer à lire … « Morocco/Marrakech to Host 3rd International Nuclear Security Conference »
2019/06/02. Much has been made about China’s role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia’s contemporary presence and profile in Africa.
There was a strong Russian influence in Africa during the heyday of the Soviet Union. The post-independence governments of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Benin at some point all received diplomatic or military support from the Soviet Union. Continuer à lire … « How Russia is growing its strategic influence in Africa »
2019/04/02 – La société australienne d’uranium Aura Energy va vendre 800 000 livres d’oxyde d’uranium (U3O8) à Curzon Uranium Trading (CUT) sur une période de 7 ans lors de la phase de production, selon une annonce faite mardi 29 janvier par ses responsables. Continuer à lire … « Mauritanie : Aura Energy va vendre 800 000 livres d’uranium à Curzon »
2019/03/02 – The IAEA delivered the final report of an expert mission that reviewed Sudan’s infrastructure development for a nuclear power programme.
The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission was conducted from 27 August to 3 September 2018 at the invitation of the Government of Sudan. An IAEA team of experts reviewed the status of nuclear infrastructure development as outlined for Phase 1 of the IAEA’s Milestones Approach. This three-phased, comprehensive method enables a country to understand the commitments and obligations associated with developing a safe, secure and sustainable nuclear power programme. Continuer à lire … « IAEA Delivers Report on Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development to Sudan »
2019/30(01 – GoviEx Uranium (TSXV: GXU) is studying the possibility of powering its flagship Madaouela project in northern Niger using a dedicated and renewable hybrid solar power solution.
In a press release, GoviEx explained that management is working together with Windiga Energy, with whom they have signed a memorandum of understanding, to determine if such an idea would be feasible. Continuer à lire … « Canadian miner wants its uranium project in Niger to be powered with renewable energy »
2019/01/16 – Les nouvelles priorités pour 2019 exprimées par le chef de l’Etat nigérien sont notamment en matière d’infrastructure, la route de l’uranium et la sécurité alimentaire en tout ce qui concerne l’eau, a indiqué lundi à Niamey le Président de la Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD), Monsieur Christian ADOVELANDE. Continuer à lire … « Niger – La route de l’uranium est l’une des priorités 2019 du président nigérien (BOAD) »