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Irony of the hungry farmer

‘Armed with machetes…and borrowed guns, two of three nations are fighting each other, what is to stop a nuclear holocaust should Africa be allowed to develop nuclear energy? First it will be to power their villages then they will weaponize and a nuclear catastrophe will follow…’ anonymous.

Yet nuclear energy may be the very power thrust that Africa needs to pull itself out of the bottomless pit of abject poverty. Its clean, its efficient and comparably cheap. It will by large cut the cost of doing business and powering African homes.

The cost of living in Africa is very high because the cost of production is also very high, why? Easy, the cost of energy is very high. Africa relies mainly on hydroelectric power stations that are very, very expensive to build and maintain.

As such, the cost of electricity is relatively high and in …