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The African Uranium. Geoeconomic Competition and Geopolitical Risks

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  • Viorel Mionel

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  • Oana Mionel

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  • Alexandra Moraru

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Starting from the premise that uranium is a valued geo-strategic resource and a viable alternative to other energy resources, we tried to demonstrate that Africa has had and still has an important role in the economy and security of many western states. Therefore, as we stern Africa is a western appropriated area that has already been packed with Western, Chinese and, more recently, Indian mining companies we have discussed the position of Iran which turned to uranium deposits in the African southern states, which are socially and politically unstable.

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  • Viorel Mionel & Oana Mionel & Alexandra Moraru, 2016. "The African Uranium. Geoeconomic Competition and Geopolitical Risks," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 8(1), pages 181-185, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:8:y:2016:i:1:p:181-185
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    Uranium; geoeconomy; geopolitics; risk;

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