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French President Emmanuel Macron, together with other political leaders, condemned the move, stating that "any attack against France and its interests will not be tolerated".

Niger, China Discuss Uranium Mine and Other Deals | VOA - July 6, 2023 |

AGADEZ, NIGER -- The West African nation of Niger and China have been discussing deals that include an industrial park, an oil pipeline and a uranium mine.

The Chinese ambassador to Niger, Jiang Feng, said China would build an industrial park that would impact industries including agro-food, manufacturing, mining and real estate, according to a tweet from Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum's official account. It said the deal is a result of a China-Niger Investment Forum held in April.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 5th, 2023 at 05:47:55 AM EST
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Chinese Azelik uranium mine in Ingall, Niger | Environmental Justice Atlas |

In 2007, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), through its local subsidiary Sino-Uranium invested USD 334.7 million to be able to exploit Niger's uranium deposits (WNA). Like mining companies from Canada, Korea, and other countries, China received one of the 150 contracts that were offered to bidders by the Nigerien government in 2007, an action that broke a near 40-year monopoly held by the French company Areva (Afane). The Société des Mines d'Azelik SA (SOMINA) began production in 2010 in the area of Azelik/Teguidda, located 160 km southwest of Areva's mining town Arlit and 150 km northwest of the regional capital Agadez.

China Nuclear National Corporations to acquire uranium mine in Niger | Global Times - Jan. 26, 2010 |

CNNC Begins Trial Operations At Niger Uranium Mine | NucNet - Jan. 3, 2011 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 5th, 2023 at 05:48:27 AM EST
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