India signs new Pact with Niger over Uranium Mining.
By, Uwe Paschen.
India is now taking part in the Uranium exploitation in Niger. A new pact has been signed between the two countries.
India has just signed a contract with the Niger Government in Niamey to mine some of this Countries Uranium in the North of the Country in the Tuareg area where the MNJ of the Tuareg and Berber has been fighting the Government over the ongoing discrimination of the Tuareg people and the destruction of their land.http://my.nowpublic.com/world/end-tuaregs-niger-chad-mali-and-cameroon-algeria-and-libya
India along with China, Canada, France and the USA are taking part in a never ending bid over the control of the Uranium mines and Oil fields in Niger, this to the detriment of the local populations.http://my.nowpublic.com/world/chinas-cnpc-now-building-mega-refineries-niger-and-chad
The war for the control of the world fossil fuels is well underway for some time now, and this on the back of the poorest and most helpless of all. The USA, Canada, China, Great Britain, The Netherlands, France and now India, are targeting all uranium, Oil, Gold, Iron, Silver, and Gas as well.http://www.hindu.com/2008/12/03/stories/2008120355471400.htm
The Indian Company Earth stone will invest $50 Million over the next 5 years in the new Uranium exploitation in Niger. The permit given to India is for 2000 scare Kilometre of Tuareg Land around Arlit. This is the heard of the Tuareg land in Niger and close to Agades the largest city in that area.http://www.ft.com/world
Further Niger will provide added security with its armed force and the purchase of new military equipment from the USA that do already provide the training of the Niger Army as well as Weapon supply and some mercenaries.http://my.nowpublic.com/world/uranium-next-energy-crisis-may-cripple-western-nations-and-it-has-all-ready-started
There seems to be no hope for the Tuaregs and other minorities of Niger any longer and with the latest attempt of the Government to change the constitution in order to remain in power it does not look good for the future of Human rights and freedom nor democracy.
This in large part thanks to the ever growing hunger for cheep fossil fuels by the powers of the World that seem to have not regards them self for Human rights nor justice in countries they exploit.http://my.nowpublic.com/world/democracy-under-fire-within-niger-demonstration
>> "Niger in EU Utilities Total Uranium Supply by Origin :(y2003)
Canada 15%, Australia 13%, others 4%, Russia 16%, RET 5%, HEU feed 6%, from inventories 14%, MOX 7%, Other Africa 3%, Central Asia & other CIS 5%
Source : adapted from ESA AR 2003
Niger 12% Secondaries dependant uponNon-EU sources
MiningSites & Regional Infrastructures
in the South of the Sahara Desert
Agadez, City of ARLIT, Imouraren, AKOKAN, Iferouane, Tamanrasset, COMINAK, Tahoua & Tchirozerine
History of Uranium Industry in Niger: born and grown with the country
1957: Discovery of uranium showings at Azelik by the “Bureau Minier de la France d'Outre-mer” 1958:Detailed study of the showings and airborne & field surveys by the French “Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique” December 1958: Creation of the Republic of Niger 1959: Discovery of Azelik andAbakorum deposits August 3, 1960: Niger Independance 1963: Discovery of the Madaouela deposit
1965: Discovery of Arlette, then Ariège, Artois, Taza, Tamou and Takriza 1966: Discovery of Imouraren
1967: Discovery of Akouta 1968: Setup of the Société des Mines de l’Aïr (SOMAIR) 1971: First commercial production in Arlit (SOMAIR) 1972: Discovery of Ebala 1974: Incorporation of the “Compagnie Minière d’Akouta” (COMINAK) 1974: Imouraren Joint Venture Agreement 1978: First commercial production in Akouta (COMINAK) 1979: Incorporation of the “Société Minière de Tassa N’Taghalgue” (SMTT) 1996: SOMAIR purchases SMTT assets 2002: Re-activation of exploration and development programs(TAGORA
project) 2006: Expected milestone; 100 000 tU of cumulated commercial uranium production in Niger