African Countries Rush to Sign Nuclear Energy Deals With Russia

The Russian nuclear power corporation Rosatom has signed nuclear cooperation agreements with 18 African countries, as Russia accelerates its drive for nuclear business on the continent. Analysts have noted that South Africa, one of the top two economies on the continent, backed away from an apparent commitment by former president Jacob Zuma to order 9,600MW of nuclear power plant production from Rosatom - at an estimated cost of about U.S.$68 billion.

Nuclear power station (file photo).


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