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Russia To Build Nuclear Power Plant In Burkina Faso

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

Africa | Energy & Environment | Burkina Faso October 16, 2023

Burkina Faso and Russia have signed a deal by which Russia's nuclear energy giant Rosatom will build a nuclear power plant in Burkina Faso to boost electricitry supply in the West African nation. Announcemet of the deal was made by the Government of Burkina Faso on October 13, 2023, according to some media reports. The deal is said to have been signed in Moscow, some few days hitherto the official announcement.

Photo: Downtown Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Nuclear power plants are non-existent in Africa except in South Africa. That is despite some African countries having vast reserves of uranium, a vital raw material for producing the inputs for nuclear power generation.

Nuclear power plants albeit expensive to build, produce large quantities of electricity and are reliable and friendly to the environment.

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