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'Balanced partnership' for Areva and Niger

Uranium and Fuel

27 May 2014

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.

Niger mine resumes full operation

Uranium and Fuel

07 August 2013

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.

French hostages in Niger 'alive and well'


04 January 2013

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.

Hostage relief for Areva


30 October 2013

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.

Terrorists target Areva site


23 May 2013

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.

Rosatom signs international deals

New Nuclear

04 June 2012

Kiriyenko opens AtomExpo 2012 76x48Nigeria signed a cooperation accord with Russia towards the construction of its first nuclear power plant today at the AtomExpo event in Moscow. Bangladesh and South Africa also agreed to extend their nuclear cooperation with Russia.