Africa Explores Nuclear Energy to Boost Power Supplies

Aiming to promote public debate on how Africa might harness nuclear power to achieve its development goals, writers for the South African Institute of International Affairs survey recent developments and examine the case of Ghana. Yarik Turianskyi and Jo-Ansie van Wyk write that Egypt is on the way to join South Africa as a generator of nuclear power, while Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria are still developing nuclear infrastructure, creating  the necessary laws and regulations, training personnel and establishing a regulator. Isabel Bosman argues that the time is right for Ghana to pursue its nuclear aspirations alongside other renewable energy generation options to achieve the twin goals of economic development and consistent electricity supply.

South Africa's Koeberg plant outside Cape Town is Africa's only nuclear power station so far.

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