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Africa: Despite Threats, Africa Is Looking to Nuclear With Russia and China's Help

By Scott Firsing, Monash University

South Africa, October 31, 2015 (The Conversation Africa) -- Many African countries are in the grip of a nuclear fad. They believe nuclear energy will bring with it an international currency of prestige. Countries with nuclear energy programs are seen as rich and technologically advanced and as a result possess advanced status compared to other developing countries. Nuclear is not new to Africa. It has been active since the 1950s when the Democratic Republic of Congo built Africa's first nuclear reactor.

Read more... Saturday, 31 October 2015 09:39
 
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Africa: Solar Boost to Release Africa's Untapped Energy Potential

LONDON, October 22, 2015 (Government of the United Kingdom) -- The Energy Africa campaign will help to accelerate the expansion of the household solar market across the continent

Read more... Thursday, 22 October 2015 09:39
 
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Zimbabwe: U.S.$10 Billion Needed for Power Plants

By Lloyd Gumbo

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Sept. 30, 2015 (The Herald) -- About 13 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) that were licensed, some of them five years ago, to construct power plants worth about $10 billion, are failing to raise the required capital, Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) chief executive Engineer Gloria Magombo disclosed yesterday.

Read more... Wednesday, 30 September 2015 12:35
 
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Ghana Embarks On Nuclear Power Project

ACCRA, Ghana, August 25, 2015 (African Globe) – The Ghana Nuclear Regulatory Bill has been passed and is awaiting the President’s assent. The objectives of the Bill are to establish the Ghana Nuclear Regulatory Authority with clear functions and responsibilities and to provide for the beneficial and peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Read more... Tuesday, 25 August 2015 09:12
 
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Egypt: Dreams and Tales of Building Nuclear Industry

Power1By Kester Kenn Klomegah*

MOSCOW, July 23, 2015 (Buziness Africa) -- Russia is looking to extend its footprint in Africa by supporting the construction of a huge nuclear power plant in Egypt. Nuclear energy is seen as a viable option for African economies.

Egyptian authorities have always dreamed of having a complete nuclear power industry to solve the energy shortage (deficit) in the country. Boosting electricity generation has long been a priority for Egypt, where shortages lead to frequent blackouts in cities, especially in the summer, which have stoked popular anger.

Read more... Thursday, 23 July 2015 12:30
 
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Faced with power crisis, Africa looks to renewable energy technology

By Michael Malakata

LUSAKA, Zambia, July 21, 2015 (IDG News Service) -- African countries, driven by the need to power base stations for mobile phone operators in the face of serious power shortages, are starting to scoop up renewable energy technology.

Read more... Tuesday, 21 July 2015 15:47
 
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