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Russia pushing ‘unsuitable’ nuclear power in Africa, critics claim

Russia pushing ‘unsuitable’ nuclear power in Africa, critics claim



Moscow aiming to win influence by wooing African states with nuclear energy
Russia is attempting to gain influence in Africa and earn billions of pounds by selling developing nations nuclear technology that critics say is unsuitable and unlikely to benefit the continent’s poorest people.Representatives of Rosatom, the Russian state corporation responsible for both the military and civil use of nuclear energy, have approached the leaders of dozens of African countries in the past two years. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/28/russia-pushing-unsuitable-nuclear-power-in-africa-critics-claim

Author : Jason Burke Africa correspondent

Publish date : 2019-08-28 04:00:33

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