Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tuareg group 'warns' French uranium firm

The rebel Tuareg group, the Movement of Nigeriens for Justice, has warned the French nuclear firm to stop its operations in northern Niger, according to a report in Forbes.com.

“We inform Aveva that from now on all its activities are considered illicit,” the group said in a statement on its website. The group would like the French firm, which has mined uranium in northern Niger for 40 years, to begin hiring Tuaregs.

“Today we note that despite this warning, Areva continues, with Paris' blessing, to promote a policy of marginalizing the local population (in northern Niger),' the MNJ said.

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