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Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) |

IAEA project maps groundwater in Africa’s Sahel region, shows significant reserves

Scientists from participating countries – Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo – were trained by the Agency to carry out a detailed examination of groundwater using nuclear-based techniques

An IAEA project shows that significant reserves of good quality water are available in Africa’s drought-prone Sahel region. Pollution is still limited and has not yet become a serious threat to these vital resources. The findings, compiled in five reports published today, are the result of a four-year Agency effort…

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IAEA Helps Burkina Faso Scale Up Fight Against Tsetse Flies

Burkina Faso today inaugurated the largest insect rearing facility in West Africa to apply a nuclear technique to suppress the tsetse fly, an insect harmful to both humans and animals

Burkina Faso today inaugurated the largest insect rearing facility in West Africa to apply a nuclear technique to suppress the tsetse fly, an insect harmful to both humans and animals. The plant was built with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in cooperation with the Food and…

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IAEA helps Mauritius become an African training hub against fruit pests

A new irradiator inaugurated in Mauritius today will help the island nation step up its fight against fruit flies threatening valuable crops and also support other African nations in controlling insect pests causing major economic losses to farmers. Partly funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the EUR 238,000…

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IAEA Reviews Morocco’s Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded an eight-day mission to review infrastructure development for a nuclear power programme in Morocco. The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) was carried out at the invitation of the Kingdom of Morocco. The INIR team, in its final meeting with…

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IAEA Mission Says Tanzania Faces Challenges in Radiation Safety Regulation

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Tanzania’s Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) faced several challenges in building an independent nuclear regulator, while also noting that the Commission has established a comprehensive education system. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team today concluded a 10-day mission to assess…