30/06/2020 – Russian State-owned nuclear group Rosatom is highlighting the potential benefits to African countries provided by small modular reactors (SMRs). The group has accumulated 400 reactor-years of experience in operating small reactors, including those onboard Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers, small nuclear power plants (NPP) on land, and on a floating NPP. Continuer à lire … « Russian nuclear group proposing small modular reactors for Africa »
30/04/2020 – Russia’s state-run nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, has proposed that Nigeria and other African countries adopt the use of Small Modular nuclear Reactors (SMR) to address the perennial power shortage that they face. Continuer à lire … « Rosatom urges Nigeria, others to adopt modular nuclear reactors »
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 »
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 »
2019/03/02 – 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 »
2018/09/11 – 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 »
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 »