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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Workshop Strengthens Food Safety Network Across Africa

Participants also addressed responding to food borne illnesses and disease outbreaks, setting maximum residue limits, and implementing effective food monitoring and surveillance programmes

Supporting initiatives to enhance food safety across the continent was the focus of an African Food Safety Workshop jointly held by the IAEA, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA). Over 280 experts and researchers from 43 countries’ food safety…

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IAEA Offers Assistance in Using Nuclear Science to Address Monkeypox and Lassa Fever Outbreaks

Monkeypox and Lassa fever have been reported in Africa since the early 1970s

The International Atomic Energy Agency held a workshop this week to explore how nuclear techniques can help prevent outbreaks of monkeypox and Lassa fever under the IAEA’s Zoonotic Disease Integrated Action (ZODIAC) initiative, with participants agreeing to step up joint efforts in fighting these viruses. The meeting was convened to…

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Nuclear Techniques Help Zambia Ensure Safety in Animal Food Products

The IAEA and FAO are working with Zambian experts to address drug resistant microbes as well as food contamination in meat and other animal products

In Zambia, government agencies are paying increasing attention to food safety issues, but public awareness is low and life-threatening outbreaks of food poisoning can happen. The causes of food poisonings and contamination range from production and handling practices to the unsafe use of veterinary drugs among others. For many years…

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IAEA Assists Comoros in Finalizing its Draft Comprehensive Nuclear Law

The discussions with the IAEA team helped us better understand the complexity of the provisions of the law, as well as the risks and benefits associated with the nuclear field

With IAEA assistance, the Union of Comoros has finalized the draft of the country’s comprehensive national nuclear law. The IAEA recently hosted a meeting for senior officials of Comoros, the archipelagic country off Africa’s east coast, to highlight the importance of joining and implementing the legal instruments adopted under IAEA…

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IAEA Concludes Long Term Operational Safety Review of South Africa’s Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant

The plant is currently carrying out a periodic safety review to identify safety improvements for the LTO period

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts today completed a review of long term operational safety at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in South Africa. The SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) review mission was conducted at the request of the Government of South Africa’s Department…

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WINSI Join Forces with Universities in Promoting Gender Equality in Nuclear Security

The goal is to establish an international forum where participants can learn and connect with academics, nuclear security professionals, policy makers and NGOs from around the world

The IAEA’s Women in Nuclear Security Initiative (WINSI) is joining forces with universities in Egypt, Germany, India and the United States of America to empower and attract more young women to pursue studies and careers in nuclear security, and increase the representation of women in this field. “These webinars, which will be…

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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 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…