HUNDREDS PROTEST FRANCE NUCLEAR FIRM IN NIGER

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NIAMEY: Up to 1,000 demonstrators marched in the Niger capital Niamey on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to protest their country’s “unbalanced” partnership with nuclear firm Areva as the French giant negotiates a new uranium mining agreement with the government. Areva’s contract to extract uranium in the west African country expires on December 31, after more than four decades of mining at two sites on the southern edge of the Sahara, with a third under development. The French group and the Niger government are locked in talks to renegotiate the terms for a further 10 years, and Niamey has been pressing for a greater share of revenue from Areva’s activities.

AFP

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