04/10/2019 – Since 2009, Mali’s authorities have been collecting disused sealed radioactive sources from around the country for safe storage in the capital, Bamako, with the support of the IAEA. Now, their attention is turning towards improving the security of the storage, to keep the sources, which are still radioactive, away from the hands of criminals. Continuer à lire … « Mali’s Journey to Sustainable Safety and Security for Radioactive Sources »
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 »
An interview with Siddharth Chatterjee UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya by Nikkei Shimbun, Japan and reproduced by IPS. Continuer à lire … « Blue Economy: The New Frontier for Africa’s Growth & How Japan Can Help »
2019/12/02 – Le ministre de l’Energie, Mustapha Guitouni, a affirmé, mardi à Alger, que l’Afrique a un apport important à l’universalisation du Traité de non-prolifération des armes nucléaires,tout en ajoutant que le Traité pour une zone exempte d’armes nucléaires en Afrique nécessite une contribution internationale sur les plans de financement et de l’expertise. Continuer à lire … « Algérie – L’Afrique joue un rôle important dans le Traité de non-prolifération des armes nucléaires #Mali #Niger »
2019/12/02 – There is strong commitment from the government of Sudan to developing the infrastructure needed for a nuclear power programme, a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded in its final report.
The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) was conducted between 27 August and 3 September at the invitation of the Sudanese government. INIR missions enable representatives from IAEA member states to have in-depth discussions with international experts about conditions and best international practices in the development of a nuclear power programme. Continuer à lire … « IAEA reports on Sudan’s nuclear power infrastructure »
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 »
2018/08/12 – The Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) on Monday said that 95% of the nuclear licenses it has issued are for the petroleum industry.
Its Director-General, Prof. Lawrence Dim, who made this known to reporters said that although other industries such as the beverage, breweries and paper mills also use nuclear materials, the oil and gas industry deploys nuclear materials heavily for well-logging and radioactivity. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – Petroleum industry records 95% of nuclear licenses – NNRA »
2018/08/10 – Nigeria is following the right measures in its drive to acquire nuclear power, Rosatom, the Russian nuclear energy corporation renowned for the construction of nuclear power plants, has said.
According to the firm, the development of Nigeria’s nuclear energy programme, which commenced about 10 years ago, has shown that the Federal Government is committed to generating electricity from nuclear sources. Continuer à lire … « Russia/Nigeria – Nigeria’s nuclear power programme receives Rosatom approval »
2018/09/25 – Ghana’s agenda to integrate nuclear power into its power generation mix is progressing steadily with the Ministry of Energy setting a target to fully activate the second phase of the project by the end of the first quarter of next year.
The first phase, which was primarily about making the decision to use nuclear power and meeting all the 19 infrastructural needs outlined by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was fully addressed by the country as at April 2017. Continuer à lire … « Ghana’s nuclear power agenda on course- Phase II of project scheduled for Q1 2019 »
2018/09/11 – A shortage of qualified workers in nuclear science and technology remains a significant challenge common to several African IAEA Member States. Additionally, education and training often rely on foreign educational institutions and on training provided in other regions.
With the support of the IAEA, a first-of-a-kind meeting focusing on means to address these human resource development needs in Africa, gathered Vice-Chancellors of African universities and representatives of regional bodies involved in education and training on 25-26 June 2018. Continuer à lire … « Nuclear/Africa : African Universities Meet to Prompt Human Resource Development in Nuclear Science and Technology with IAEA Support »