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 »
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 »
2018/09/09 – An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded an eight-day mission to the Republic of Sudan to review its development of infrastructure for a nuclear power programme. The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR), which ended on 3 September, was conducted at the invitation of the Government of Sudan. Continuer à lire … « Nuclear – IAEA Reviews Sudan’s Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development »
2018/07/18 – Niger has a strong commitment to developing the infrastructure for a nuclear power programme, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission team has concluded in its final report. The report from the mission – conducted in April – was submitted to the Nigerien government on 16 July.
Continuer à lire … « Niger : IAEA praises Niger’s progress on nuclear programme #Uranium »
2018/07/11 – Nuclear scientists and experts are meeting in Accra to review the efforts of member states of the African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research and Development and Training (AFRA) related to nuclear science and technology for the peaceful promotion of nuclear technology in development. Continuer à lire … « Accra – Experts in nuclear science meet to review work »
2018/06/19 – Recent scholarship in political ecology has called for investigating how resources are discursively and materially securitized within political economies (Peluso and Vandergeest 2011). Uranium is a quintessential hybrid human/non-human resource whose securitization has historically been a high global priority. Continuer à lire … « Human–Environment Hybridity: Implications of Rising China for Uranium Geopolitics #Africa »
2018/06/15 – Canadian Company, StarCore Nuclear Inc. has proposed to the Federal Government of Nigeria, the rollout of 23 small modular reactor nuclear power stations to help provide electricity supply which will be accessible to millions of Nigerians who currently have unreliable or no access to electricity. Continuer à lire … « Canadian firm, StarCore proposes 23 mini nuclear power plants for Nigeria »
2018/03/17 – Sudan plans to sign a memorandum with Russia on the construction of a nuclear power plant, Sudan News Agency (SUNA) said on Monday, citing an official from the ministry of water resources, irrigation and electricity. Continuer à lire … « Sudan plans to sign memorandum with Russia on construction of nuclear power plant »
A slow-burning crisis is unfolding in Mali, a country set to hold president elections in April.
The incumbent, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, is eligible for a second term but his popularity in turbulent Mali is hard to gauge. One of his challengers is supposedly his ally, Kalifa Sanogo, Mayor of Sikasso, Mali’s second largest city. Continuer à lire … « Mali: Nuclear power and insurgents in the desert »
2018/03/13 – Sudan will sign a“roadmap” with Russia to build nuclear power stations during a visit to Moscow by Khartoum’s electricity minister, state news agency SUNA said on Monday.SUNA said Water Resources, Irrigation, and Electricity Minister Moataz Mousa, who left Khartoum on Monday, would meet the head of Russia’s state nuclear agency Rosatom. Continuer à lire … « Sudan, Russia to sign accord to develop nuclear power: SUNA agency »