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Zimbabwe Signs Pact With Russia’s Rosatom to Tap Nuclear Energy

  • Country seeks to ease power crisis amid shrinking hydro supply
  • Agreement is latest in series of Rosatom deals in Africa

Zimbabwe and Russia’s Rosatom Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding to explore nuclear generation as the African nation seeks to cut its reliance on hydroelectric power.

“The anticipated co-operation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes will provide alternative sources of energy which Zimbabwe needs,” Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Wednesday in an emailed statement.