Recently, Rwanda created headlines that that East African country was planning to create a Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology in the next five years in association with Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation.
Then another update came that Rwanda is putting all efforts to ensure nuclear safety, security, and civil liability for nuclear damage. Two legal experts from Austria's Vienna-headquartered International Atomic Energy Agency were in Rwanda for a three-day mission to train Rwandan officials about the international legal framework.
Now Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority has ventured into a cooperation agreement with Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security to exchange information and experience in nuclear technology. The Director-General of the Moroccan agency, Khammar Mrabit said after signing the agreement that they have experience since 2016.
"We have to exchange information and experience in nuclear radiation, help in capacity building as it is very important to strengthen regional cooperation among African countries in this sector. We have to share our experience of the technology in medical practices, security purposes, airports operations among other," he added, as reported by The New Times.
In Morocco, he said that 80 percent of medical applications use the technology adding that there are 24 nuclear medicine centres. "More than 15 percent of industries and security sectors use nuclear technology and 5 percent in research and development use it," he said while sharing the experience with Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority.