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The oil-rich United Arab Emirates on Saturday announced the startup of its Barakah nuclear power plant, a first for the Arab world.

UAE starts up first Arab nuclear plant

“UAE first nuclear reactor at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant has achieved first criticality and successfully started up,” tweeted Hamad Alkaabi, the country’s representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Russian firm signs MoU on nuclear power plant

Russia’s Rosatom State Corporation says it has signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Framatome SAS, France and General Electric on investors’ selection for the Belene Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Bulgaria.
Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant. 21 August 2010. Wikimedia Commons-Paul Scott

South Africa to develop plan for new 2,500 MW nuclear plant

South Africa will soon start developing a plan for a new 2,500 megawatt (MW) nuclear power plant, the energy ministry told lawmakers on Thursday.
Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant. 21 August 2010. Wikimedia Commons-Paul Scott

South Africa’s Eskom ramps up power cuts after fault at nuclear plant

South African state power utility Eskom ramped up power cuts on Tuesday, after it disconnected a unit at its Koeberg nuclear power plant outside Cape Town because of a fault with the plant’s turbine system.
This undated photograph released by the United Arab Emirates' state-run WAM news agency, shows the under-construction Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi's Western desert (Arun Girija-WAM via AP, File)

UAE issues reactor licence for first Arab nuclear power plant

The United Arab Emirates said Monday it has issued a licence for a reactor at its Barakah nuclear power plant, the first in the Arab world, hailing it as a “historic moment”.

Three Nigerians emerge winners of Russia nuclear research in Africa

Russia’s state-run nuclear energy corporation, ROSATOM, says it has acquainted three Nigerian youths with its leading institutions for nuclear research.

Rosatom: Why Nigeria needs nuclear power plant

A Vice President of Russia’s nuclear power giant, Rosatom, has made a case for the benefits of nuclear-powered electricity for Nigerians saying it would provide a cheaper and stable source of electricity pricing – in the long run – borne out of lower operating costs.

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