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AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa’s government is forging ahead with plans to spend as much as $85 billion on new nuclear plants, ignoring objections from environmental activists, opposition parties, unions and even its own advisers.
AFRICANGLOBE - A "critical milestone" has been reached in South Africa's plans to build new nuclear power stations. The stage was now set to start the preparatory stage for the procurement process that would be undertaken in line with the country's legislation and policies, it said in a statement.
AFRICANGLOBE - The agreement was signed with the French Foreign Affairs minister Laurent Fabius and covers areas including skills development and research. “This agreement initiates the preparatory phase for the possible deployment of French nuclear technology in South Africa.”
AFRICANGLOBE - At least three African nations are looking to add nuclear power to their grid. Kenya and Nigeria want to establish nuclear energy, and South Africa, the only African nation with nuclear facilities, is looking to expand its capabilities.
AFRICANGLOBE - African nuclear experts and policy makers are meeting in Ghana to push for the introduction of e-learning platforms for nuclear education and training.
AFRICANGLOBE - While on a tour of West Africa, set to include unspecified bilateral deals, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been defending his country's controversial nuclear program. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tehran has no use for an atomic bomb.
Ghana is exploring a nuclear energy programme in its power mix strategy, as it strives to become a major net exporter of energy in...
Zimbabwe plans to explore the possibilities of harnessing nuclear energy by 2020 to curb the country's perennial power problems.The country is believed to possess...
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is advising against plans by Kenya to set up a nuclear power plant, and is instead urging the...