Kenya’s ambassador to Moscow Hillary Kyengo sign documents with Rosatom deputy director general Nokolay Spassky on the use of nuclear energy. PHOTO | MIKE OWUOR
Africa is positioning itself as the next frontier for nuclear technology with several countries signing agreements to push ahead with programmes that are at various stages of development.
Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia signed separate deals with Rosatom, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, at a three-day AtomExpo in Moscow, citing the need to diversify their energy sources and tap into the various uses of nuclear technology. Namibia, Egypt and Ghana also said they would continue with their plans.
Zambia also signed an MoU with Russia on co-operation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, which includes training and the future development of facilities.