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Niger and GoviEx agree Madaouela project framework

Niger and GoviEx agree Madaouela project framework

The government of Niger and GoviEx have agreed on a framework to develop jointly GoviEx's Madaouela uranium project that will see the government purchase a second 10% share.

Uranium & Fuel 09 April 2019


Niger completes IAEA nuclear infrastructure mission

Niger completes IAEA nuclear infrastructure mission

IAEA INIR mission to Niger - April 2018 - 48The government of Niger has a strong commitment to developing the infrastructure for a nuclear power programme, an International Atomic Energy Agency mission has concluded. Niger, whose economic development is hampered by a lack of consistent electricity supply, is considering a potential role for nuclear power in its energy mix, the IAEA said. A country of about 21 million people in Western Africa, Niger is currently ranked as the world’s fourth largest producer of uranium ore.

Regulation & Safety 27 April 2018


Uranium operations look to improve performance

Uranium operations look to improve performance

Peninsula Energy Limited has formally submitted a request to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to amend its existing permit to allow the use of a low-pH recovery solution at the Lance uranium project in Wyoming, USA. This is expected to increase recovery rates and improve the cost profile of the project. Meanwhile, a study has highlighted the potential of membrane separation to improve economics at GoviEx Uranium's Madouela project in Niger.

Uranium & Fuel 09 April 2018


Niger uranium project receives mining permit

Niger uranium project receives mining permit

Madaouela_drilling_(GoviEx)_48Niger has approved GoviEx's mining permit application for the Madaouela 1 tenement area, the company announced today. The approval means that the project is now fully permitted for construction and production.

Uranium & Fuel 01 February 2016


West African states prepare MOU on nuclear cooperation

West African states prepare MOU on nuclear cooperation

The newly created West African Integrated Nuclear Power Group prepared a draft memorandum of understanding and three-year action plan at its first meeting, held last week in Niamey, Niger. The heads of delegations from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal will take the MOU document to their respective governments for signature, which will commit them to proceeding with the initial planning for a regional nuclear power program.

Nuclear Policies 29 July 2015


'Balanced partnership' for Areva and Niger

'Balanced partnership' for Areva and Niger

The Nigerien government and Areva have signed a new partnership that provides Niger with higher sovereign royalty payments from mining operations led by the French state-controlled firm.

Uranium & Fuel 27 May 2014


Hostage relief for Areva

Hostage relief for Areva

Released French hostages 48French nationals from Areva and contractor Vinci have been released after three years in captivity. They were kidnapped by Islamic militants near the Arlit uranium deposit in Niger.

Corporate 30 October 2013


Niger mine resumes full operation

Niger mine resumes full operation

Somair mine (Maurice Ascani_Areva) 48Areva's Somair uranium mine in Niger is now back to full operation following the terrorist attack in May that saw one worker killed and several injured.

Uranium & Fuel 07 August 2013


Terrorists target Areva site

Terrorists target Areva site

UPDATED Areva has confirmed that 15 people were injured in a terrorist attack at its Somair uranium mine in Niger, one of which later died the same day. The site was the target of one of two simultaneous attacks in the north-west of the country.

Corporate 23 May 2013


French hostages in Niger 'alive and well'

French hostages in Niger 'alive and well'

Four French nationals including an Areva employee who have been held captive in Niger by Al Qaeda's North African arm for over two years are in good health, France's foreign minister has told their relatives.

Corporate 04 January 2013