At the moment, the only nuclear plant in operation in Africa is South Africa’s Koeberg, producing 1.86GW of power. This, according to some African leaders, is about to change. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni recently made the astonishing statement that his country is planning 30GW of nuclear power by 2026. That equates to 16 times the current total of nuclear energy on the entire African continent.
The President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (Nigatom), Simon Pesco Mallam, has said that Nigeria targets its first nuclear energy plant by mid 2020. He made this known at the just-concluded 2018 AtomExpo in Sochi, Russia. In his words, “we have a roadmap and that is by the mid 2020s. We hope we can get a commercial plant and add three more in five to 10 years.”
A new round of consultations on Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was launched recently in Addis Ababa. The 9 hour round included three way closed door meetings attended by the Ministers of Water and Irrigation from Egypt, the Sudan and Ethiopia. The meetings were also attended by 40 members of the three way technical
We recently caught up with Akinwole Omoboriowo II, an entrepreneur, a value-driven businessman and an intellectual. He is the Chairman and
South African state-owned power utility Eskom has noted that it will submit a response to some concerns that emerged at the
Kenya Power is again on the spotlight following claims of inflated power bills and a glitch in its electronic payment system that made