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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
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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
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In an interview for the World Nuclear News podcast Lassina Zerbo, the former head of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization and current chairman of the Rwanda Atomic Energy Board, set out his views on the prospects for nuclear energy in Africa in the years ahead.

Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2023
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Russia and Rwanda have signed an agreement to build a nuclear science and technologies centre in the African country, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

The agreement was signed by Rosatom’s director-general Alexei Likhachev and Rwanda’s minister of infrastructure Claver Gatete during the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi.

Rosatom said the nuclear centre will be a platform for a range of scientific research and practical applications of nuclear technologies, including the production of radioisotopes for industry, agriculture and healthcare.

Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019
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