oa Arms Control : Africa - The future of uranium mining in Africa



In 1980, Africa was the world's top uranium producer, but subsequently lost this status to other continents due to weak prices. However, international pricing trends have improved dramatically over the last five years, resulting in a renewed interest in uranium mining in Africa. In 2006, the Democratic Republic of Congo signed an agreement with a British mining company, the Brinkley Mining Company, to investigate the country's uranium resources. Uranium reserves have also recently been discovered in countries such as Angola and Malawi. The continent has the potential to treble its uranium output by 2011.


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