Niger Demands Better Uranium Deal
The French government has admitted that Niger's bid to apply a new mining law that will raise taxes on foreign companies, including French-owned energy giant Areva, is legitimate.
Uranium mine (file photo).
Africans Struggle to See Oil, Mineral Revenues
allAfrica, 27 January 2014
A major new survey of African countries which depend on mining or oil revenues shows that six in 10 people have difficulty in finding out how their governments spend the proceeds… Read more »
Working Near Uranium
SciDev.Net, 15 January 2014
At least one fifth of France's light bulbs are powered by Nigerien uranium. The French state-owned industrial firm Areva extracts the radioactive element from two mines outside the… Read more »
Areva in Niger - Who Is Benefiting From the Uranium?
Oxfam, 19 December 2013
Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, and Areva, a world leader in nuclear energy spearheading France's economic diplomacy, have for the past several months been… Read more »
Miners Assess New Risk After Niger Attack
VOA, 31 May 2013
One of the targets of a two-pronged terrorist attack in northern Niger on May 23 was a French-owned uranium mine. The attack damaged the facility, killed one staff member and… Read more »
Militants Revenge Attack Hits Military, Uranium Mine
Deutsche Welle, 23 May 2013
Islamist groups have carried out suicide bombings at a Niger military base and a French-owned mine. The assault came in response to a French-led military operation this year which… Read more »
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