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French President Francois Hollande (L) shakes hands with Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana
05/12/2014 - France - Kazakhstan

Hollande in uranium-rich Kazakhstan to discuss contracts, relations with Russia

French President François Hollande arrived in Kazakhstan on Friday for a two-day visit to a country with vast uranium and gas reserves and infrastructure contracts on offer.
Areva's uranium mine at Arlit, northern Niger
28/05/2014 - France - Niger

Areva agrees nuclear mining deal with Niger

French nuclear energy group Areva has signed a deal with Niger’s government to renew its operation of two uranium mines in the north of the country.

Niger and Areva continue uranium mining negotiations
22/02/2014 - African news explained

Niger and Areva continue uranium mining negotiations

Civil society groups in Niger are holding a public discussion in the capital Niamey about the country's future contracts with French nuclear energy firm Areva.
Areva's site at Arlit in Niger
06/02/2014 - France - Niger

France admits Niger bid to up uranium levy legitimate

France has admitted that Niger's demand for more revenue from uranium mining on its soil is legitimate.
Areva should pay tax on Niger uranium, NGOs
22/11/2013 - African news explained

Areva should pay tax on Niger uranium, NGOs

A report by NGOs Oxfam and Publish What You Pay calls on the French government and mining firm Areva to commit to paying taxes on its uranium mining concerns in Niger.

African press review 12 August 2013

Today's papers tackle the on-going investigation of last week's fire at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport; and the death toll rises after heavy rains continue in both Sudan and now Uganda.
08/02/2013 - Mali - France - United States

France paid millions for Niger hostages who were not freed, ex-US ambassador claims

France paid a ransom of millions of euros to Al Qaida’s north African arm for four hostages held in Niger but they were not freed

Gillard, Singh discuss Australian uranium sales to India
17/10/2012 - World news explained

Gillard, Singh discuss Australian uranium sales to India

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as part of a three-day state visit.
25/06/2012 - France - Central African Republic

Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic - army

Gunmen have attacked a uranium plant operated by French nuclear power giant Areva at Bakouma in the southeast of the Central African Republic, army and French diplomatic sources revealed on ...
19/07/2011 - Iran

Iran upgrades centrifuges to improve uranium enrichment

Iran says it has begun installing new “better quality and speed” centrifuges to enrich uranium in defiance of international demands to halt its nuclear activities.