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.

Photo: Pexels

Nuclear power station (file photo).

InFocus

See What Everyone is Watching

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.