In Summary
  • State-owned Russian companies have been key part of the strategy to bolster Moscow's presence in Africa.
  • The deal "lays the foundation for specific cooperation between Russia and Uganda" in the field of nuclear energy, Rosatom said.
  • Moscow first signed a memorandum of understanding with Kampala on nuclear energy in 2017.

Kampala

Russia and Uganda have agreed to work together in the field of nuclear energy, the Russian nuclear agency Rosatom said Wednesday.

This comes as Moscow seeks to strengthen its influence in Africa.

State-owned Russian companies have been key part of the strategy to bolster Moscow's presence in Africa.

President Yoweri Museveni is seeking to use Uganda’s uranium deposits to develop nuclear power.

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