The World Bank reports that fewer than 10 percent of African households have access to the electrical grid. Some countries such as Kenya and Nigeria are looking to add nuclear energy to their grids, Egypt has plans to implement nuclear energy and South Africa wants to expand its share. This video from Voice of America News discusses some recent developments in nuclear energy in Africa and pros and cons.
As South African nuclear physicist Kelvin Kemm notes in the video, “They need to double electricity consumption immediately, and then double it again, and again and again for their people.”
For recent details on developments regarding Kenya see Kenya’s studied approach to a nuclear future at ANS Nuclear Cafe.
Thanks to VOA News on YouTube for sharing this video. For text see Africa looks to nuclear power to light up continent