Areva: Opaque uranium contracts in DRC

Following two years of confidential negotiations, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo granted AREVA uranium exploration and exploitation permissions for the entire country. Few details of the agreement have been released. AREVA, the French government, and the government of the DRC are all EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) participants. Their confidential agreement is, therefore, in violation of the EITI’s principle on transparency. [1]

[1] Ecumenical Network Central Africa (2011): Uranium Mining in the DR Congo: A Radiant Business for European Nuclear Companies (accessed 23.10.2013).

Case location
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Affected topics
  • Environmental and Climate protection
Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies Indirect investors through shareholding

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