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Two killed in Niger uranium mine collapse, company says

Two killed in Niger uranium mine collapse, company says

TWO people have died and two others were injured in a collapse at French nuclear group Orano's COMINAK uranium mine in Niger, COMINAK said in a statement on Sunday. The cause of Saturday's collapse was not clear but it occurred during the "dismantling" of the mine, which officially stopped producing in 2021 after nearly 50 years because of depleted reserves, the company said. "All site activities have been suspended until further notice and an investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of the accident," COMINAK said. Orano owns a 59% stake in COMINAK. Spain's ENUSA and Niger's state-run miner SOPAMIN…
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Two Senegalese soldiers killed, nine missing after clash with separatists

Two Senegalese soldiers killed, nine missing after clash with separatists

Two Senegalese soldiers were killed and nine were likely taken hostage when they went missing during fighting with separatist rebels in neighbouring Gambia, Senegal's army said. One rebel from the Movement of Democratic Forces for Casamance (MFDC) was also killed and three captured by Senegalese forces in the fighting on Monday, an army statement said. "The nine missing soldiers are probably held hostage by the MFDC. Operations are ongoing to find them and secure the zone." The soldiers were monitoring timber trafficking as part of a multinational force in Gambia, which is bordered on three sides by Senegal. The MFDC…
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