Who Benefits From Niger's Uranium?

France needs the country's uranium, while Niger needs French assistance. However, the relationship is and always has been unequal, with Niger's economy heavily dependent on its huge uranium reserves.

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  • Niger:   Who Benefits From Niger's Uranium?

    ThinkAfricaPress, 13 February 2014

    France needs Niger's uranium, while Niger needs French assistance. But the relationship is and always has been unequal. Read more »

  • Niger:   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 »

  • Niger:   Living Near Uranium Mines in Niger

    SciDev.Net, 7 January 2014

    Niger is the world's fifth largest producer of uranium, which is mainly used to fuel nuclear power plants. The French industrial company Areva has been mining uranium from the area… Read more »


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