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Russian nuclear technology is one-step or perhaps one continent closer to dominating the world. Russia is currently pushing its nuclear technology to the African continent to transform and expand the continent's political might.    A few day...

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China and Russia Face-Off for Nuclear Dominance in Africa

Published by: Tobiloba Chelsea
07/01/2020 11:52 PM

Russian nuclear technology is one-step or perhaps one continent closer to dominating the world. Russia is currently pushing its nuclear technology to the African continent to transform and expand the continent's political power. 

 

A few days ago, the Rwandan Parliament officially approved Russia’s state-owned Rosatom nuclear conglomerate plan to erect a brand new nuclear reactor and research facility, to be located in Kigali, Central African nation’s capital. 

 

A designated date of 2024 has been set by the Centre of Nuclear Science and Technologies to round up completions, which would include a small research reactor with about 10 MW capacity and the completion of nuclear research labs. 

 

Alongside Rwanda: Zambia, Nigeria as well as Ethiopia has formed similar deals with Rosatom, while other countries like Sudan, Ghana, Uganda, and DRC have not as much of an expansive cooperation agreements.

 

PROS AND CONS OF RUSSIAN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY

The country’s premeditated research reactor will be utilized, according to Rosatom, in the manufacturing of radioisotopes. There are several ways radioisotopes could be utilized, one of which is irradiation of food to escalate its shelf life, diagnosing tumors, or heart disease. These nuclear reactors can best be applied in fields like nuclear medicine, according to Michael Gatari, a professor at the University of Nairobi. 

 

In a continent where several individuals lack proper access to electricity, this nuclear technology will provide clean, safe energy to meet up with Africa’s huge energy deficit. 

 

 

 

 

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