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    • Ambassador Rémy Barampama, Technical Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, and Hua Liu, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, at the signing of the Country Programme Framework for Burundi. (Photo: O. Yusuf/IAEA)
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Burundi Signs its second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2021–2026

Burundi has been an IAEA Member State since 2009

Ambassador Rémy Barampama, Technical Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, and Mr Hua Liu, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Burundi’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2021–2026 on 23…

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    • Niger has been an IAEA Member State since 1969. Its 2022–2027 CPF identifies five priority areas. (Photo: O. Yusuf/IAEA)
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Niger Signs its fourth Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2022–2027

2022–2027 CPF identifies five priority areas

Mahamane Sani Mahamadou, the Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies of Niger, and Hua Liu, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Niger’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2022–2027 on 21 September. A CPF is the frame of reference for…

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Djibouti Signs its First Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2022–2027

2022–2027 CPF identifies seven priority areas

Dr Nabil Mohamed Ahmed, Minister of Higher Education and Research, and Hua Liu, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Djibouti’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2022–2027 on 20 September. A CPF is the frame of reference for the medium-term planning…

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Zimbabwe Joins Four Multilateral Treaties in Nuclear Safety and Security

Zimbabwe became the 129th party to the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident, which was adopted in 1986 following the Chernobyl nuclear accident

The Republic of Zimbabwe pledged its commitment to nuclear safety and security by depositing legal instruments and therefore becoming a party to various international treaties under the auspices of the IAEA. Soda Zhemu, Minister of Energy and Power Development, handed over the instruments to IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi…

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IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Advisory Mission in Burkina Faso

The conduct of the mission included a review of the security systems and practices in place at selected facilities

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts completed a nuclear security advisory mission in Burkina Faso today, which was carried out at the request of its Government. The scope of the two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission included the legislative and regulatory framework for the security…

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    • Namibia is the driest African country south of the Sahara Desert. Sandwiched between the Namib and Kalahari deserts with only five permanent rivers, Namibia is prone to droughts and suffers from limited freshwater resources. (Photo: Ivars Krutainis)
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International Atomic Energy Agency Supports Improved Aquifer Management in Climate Change Affected Namibia

The growing influx of people living in and moving to the capital Windhoek and to coastal cities is adding to Namibia’s struggle to maintain water supplies

Groundwater provides half of all drinking water worldwide. The impact of climate change on groundwater sources is severely impacting availability and quality in many countries, including Namibia. With a drought emergency declared in 2019 and increasingly extreme weather conditions, annual rainfall may not be sufficient to replenish groundwater resources, according…

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Helps Mozambique Tackle Animal Diseases After Floods

The assistance will be used to monitor diseases such as the mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever, which can be passed to people who come into direct contact with infected animals

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has delivered emergency supplies to help Mozambique fight outbreaks of animal diseases such as African swine fever, foot and mouth disease or Rift Valley fever that could threaten people and livestock in the aftermath of floods caused by recent cyclones. The assistance is in…

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    • Isotope hydrologist takes water samples from a pollution site detected around Port Louis. (Photo: I. Matiatos/IAEA)
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Isotopes Help Trace the Origin of Urban Water Pollution in Mauritius

Scientists from the National Environmental Laboratory collected chemical and isotopic data in fourteen river stations and fifteen water boreholes around the city

Agricultural activities, illegal sewage disposal and animal breeding could be among the sources of nitrogen pollution in urban waterways around Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, according to preliminary findings of an IAEA-supported study using isotopic techniques. In excessive levels, some compounds of nitrogen, such as nitrate, can find their…

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    • Teodolinda Rosa Rodrigues Coelho, Ambassador and Resident Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Angola to the IAEA, and Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Angola’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2019–2023 on 30 April 2019. (Photo: O. Yusuf/IAEA)
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Angola Signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2019–2023

Angola has been an IAEA Member State since 1999

Teodolinda Rosa Rodrigues Coelho, Ambassador and Resident Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Angola to the IAEA, and Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Angola’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2019–2023 on 30 April 2019. A CPF…

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International Atomic Energy Agency Reviews Niger’s Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development

A country of about 21 million people in Western Africa, Niger is currently ranked as the world’s fourth largest producer of uranium ore

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded an eight-day mission to Niger to review its infrastructure development for a nuclear power programme. The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) was carried out at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Niger. Niger, whose economic development…