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South Africa Ignores Advisers Over $85 Billion Nuclear Plan

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.

South Africa Moves Ahead With Nuclear Energy Plan

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.

South Africa Signs Nuclear Deal With France

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.”

Africa Looks To Nuclear Power To Light Up Continent

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.

Africa: Nuclear Future Requires Urgent Clarity

AFRICANGLOBE - Observers hoping to gain insights into South Africa's nuclear energy plans have had their hopes dashed. Two International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conferences have recently taken place in quick succession.

Ghana: IAEA Members States Meet On Nuclear E-Learning

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.

Kenyans Welcome Plans for Nuclear Energy

AFRICANGLOBE - The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has welcomed the government's plans to explore nuclear energy as an alternative source of power in Kenya.

Seeking Arrangements: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Visits West Africa

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.

East Africa Embracing Nuclear Energy

Kenya will use nuclear energy as part of the government's efforts to meet the rising energy demands. The revelation came at the 23rd African Regional...

Ghana Exploring Nuclear Power to Boost Energy Export Plans

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’s Power Authorities to Explore Nuclear Option

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...

U.N. official Advises Kenya Not to Rush Towards Nuclear Energy

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is advising against plans by Kenya to set up a nuclear power plant, and is instead urging the...