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The XII International Forum Atomexpo-2022 was held in Sochi (Russia) on November 21-22, attracting the heads of key companies in the global nuclear industry, government agencies, international and public organisations. This year, the forum was attended by about 2,500 people from 65 countries. Discussions were held on a wide range of issues including green financing, digital engineering, construction of new NPPs, raw material supply for the nuclear fuel cycle, prospects for the development of onshore small modular reactors (SMRs) and the role of social movements in popularising the nuclear industry. A number of documents were also signed on the sidelines of the forum.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsatomexpo-attracts-65-countries-10381392

Opening the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) Atoms4Climate pavilion at United Nations climate change conference, COP27, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said nuclear science and technology are part of the solution to both mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change impacts.  

Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgrossi-active-at-cop27-10350059

Discussions with ministers from several African countries have been held at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference about nuclear power's potential role in helping economic development and water supply while also mitigating climate change as it provides clean and reliable energy.

Date: Friday, 30 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-power-s-potential-for-Africa,-highlighted

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

The South African cabinet has approved the construction of the Multipurpose Reactor (MPR) to succeed the Safari-1 research reactor which is located at Pelindaba. Safari-1's operator, Necsa, said the cabinet approval allows the lead-time needed to ensure radioisotope production is not interrupted. The company has also expressed its support for the recent approval by the country's energy regulator of a ministerial determination to procure new nuclear generation capacity.

Date: Friday, 01 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cabinet-approval-for-new-South-African-research-re

The Senate of Nigeria has called on the government to consider the inclusion of nuclear power in the country's energy mix. In resolutions agreed yesterday, it asked the government to give the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission a mandate to ensure timely talks with nuclear reactor vendors.

Date: Friday, 22 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Senate-calls-for-nuclear-inclusion-in-Nigeria-s-en

Nuclear energy was a key topic of discussion at the first Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum held in Sochi (Russia) on 23 and 24 October attended by representatives of all 54 African countries including 43 state leaders. 

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussian-african-summit-promotes-nuclear-cooperation-7478416

Speaking to African heads of state and representatives from Russian, African, and international business and government agencies, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov yesterday emphasised the benefits of nuclear energy in job creation and regional economic development. At the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, Likhachov said global inequality in technological, industrial and socio-economic development was "acutely felt" in Africa.

Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-energy-can-bridge-the-skills-gap-in-Africa

There is growing interest in nuclear power across several African countries. The USA could be more engaged to create more equitable and sustainable deployment of clean nuclear power on the African continent, write Jessica Lovering and Kenton de Kirby of the Breakthrough Institute.

Date: Friday, 11 January 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Why-the-USA-should-partner-with-Africa-t

Nigeria has a committed regulatory body that works for the continuous improvement of nuclear and radiation safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) peer review mission has concluded. However, it noted challenges related to its independence in implementing regulatory decisions and activities.

Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nigerian-regulator-committed-to-safety,-says-IAEA