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The Government of Uganda is hosting an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Uranium Production Cycle Review mission as it reviews its potential to produce uranium to support its plans for 24,000 MWe of nuclear capacity.

Date: Friday, 17 May 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Uganda-looks-to-potential-uranium-production

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy has concluded the first-ever US Africa Nuclear Energy Summit (USANES) in Accra, Ghana. The summit was organised in partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Energy and the Nuclear Power Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. DOE said it “provided a platform for crucial dialogues and international cooperation on nuclear energy” where “participants from across the continent discussed the future of nuclear power and laid a foundation for sustainable nuclear energy growth in the region”.

Date: Saturday, 11 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfirst-us-african-nuclear-summit-concludes-in-ghana-11287149

World Nuclear Association and the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE) have signed a memorandum of understanding to support the economic growth and sustainable energy development of the African continent through the use of nuclear energy.

Date: Friday, 13 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Partnership-to-support-nuclear-deployment-in-Afric

Ugandan Energy & Minerals Minister Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu said in a statement that Uganda expects to start generating at least 1000 MWe from nuclear power by 2031. This is part of Uganda’s moves to diversify its sources of electricity and accelerate its energy transition in response to climate change.

Date: Saturday, 18 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuganda-plans-to-begin-nuclear-power-generation-by-2031-10682589

The choice of nuclear power is a "very wise" one, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni told the opening of the 2nd Africa Nuclear Business Platform Conference. Uganda's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with nuclear energy sector partners from Argentina and South Korea during the conference in Kampala.

Date: Saturday, 18 March 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-a-wise-choice,-says-President-of-Uganda

The CEO and Secretary of Uganda’s Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Noah Deogratias Luwalira, said on 21 May that media reports indicating that Mpoma in Mukono District had been chosen as the site of Uganda’s first NPP. Uganda has not selected a site for the proposed plant, he stressed, adding that the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has not yet identified a site.

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuganda-atomic-energy-council-denies-selection-of-site-for-npp-9722790

Uganda said on 11 May that it had acquired land for the construction of East Africa’s first NPP. Minister of State for Energy Okasai Sidronius Opolot made the announcement in a statement without identifying the site, Bloomberg reported. In 2017 Uganda said it planned to build a 2,000MWe NPP by 2032. Uganda, which depends mainly on hydro-electric power, plans to boost electricity generation capacity by almost 12-fold to 17,000MWe in the medium term, according to the Electricity Regulatory Authority.

Date: Friday, 13 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuganda-acquires-land-for-first-npp-9695823

Specialists from twenty-one countries in Africa have for the first time formed an African Association of Radiopharmacy (AfrAR) to strengthen their capacities and better meet national needs for the safe preparation and administration of radiopharmaceuticals used in diagnosing, treating and managing cancer and other diseases, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 12 April. 

Date: Friday, 15 April 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfirst-african-association-of-radiopharmacy-established-9630017