The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has approved Uganda’s plan to build East Africa’s first nuclear power station.. Around 70% of Ugandans use firewood and charcoal, according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Rod Waddington/CC BY-SA 2.0)
A statement from the government of Uganda said Aline des Cloizeaux, the IAEA’s director for Africa, had told Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni of the approval on Monday.
Des Cloizeaux is reported to have said: “We have concluded that Uganda is ready for the plant. We in the agency are ready for all the support through training so that the project becomes reality.”
An International IAEA team of experts conducted an eight-day
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