Nuclear Politics

Africa / Ethiopia Considering New Nuclear As Moscow Continues Charm Offensive

By David Dalton
23 October 2019

The continent’s inability to generate enough electricity is leading to plans for new-build, with Russia at the forefront
Ethiopia Considering New Nuclear As Moscow Continues Charm Offensive
The Koeberg nuclear station in South Africa is the only commercial nuclear facility on the African continent.
Ethiopia is considering the possibility of building a two-unit nuclear power station with the participation of Russia as Moscow continues its charm offensive to sell nuclear technology to the African continent.

The state-owned Tass news agency said the announcement came from Ethiopia’s minister of innovation and technology, Getahun Mekuriya Kuma, on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi.

“We are considering two areas of cooperation. The first area is a research reactor, isotopes, training of our engineers and specialists,” Tass quoted Mr Kuma as saying.

“The second area is the construction of two units of a nuclear power station.”

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