Mugabe Wants Cheap Electricity Too

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tomahawk6 said:
http://pajamasmedia.com/newsml/html/2005/11/20/6444101_Zimbabwe_to_Proc.shtml

Wonder how he plans on generating electricity with the uranium without a nuclear reactor.
No surprise there then, the man's been absolutley barking since 1979 if not before.
 
#3
We made Rhodesia great he made Zimbabwe ruins!
 
#5
He can't seriously believe he's going to be allowed to pursue a nuclear reactor?!

From the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4455324.stm

Mugabe reveals uranium power plan

Deposits of uranium have been unearthed in Zimbabwe, the country's President Robert Mugabe has said.
Mr Mugabe said Zimbabwe would use the uranium to boost its energy supplies, but would not pursue nuclear weapons.

Zimbabwe has a chronic energy shortage, blamed on a lack of foreign currency for spare parts, and imports power from several neighbouring countries.

It also has close ties with Iran and North Korea, two states in the spotlight for their nuclear policies.

Zimbabwe state television carried reports of Mr Mugabe's comments, without giving details of where any uranium has been discovered.

There have been no previous reports of uranium deposits existing in the country.

Stations under-power

"We recently discovered uranium which is used for many purposes, including electricity generation," Mr Mugabe said.

"Uranium also makes nuclear bombs such as those which were used to massacre the Japanese at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That was sad indeed.

"But we will not use it to make bombs but to generate electricity," he added.

"The discovery of uranium will go a long way in further enhancing the government rural electrification programme."

Zimbabwe has two main power stations - one thermal and one hydro-electric, but has failed to produce enough domestic power in recent years.

It imports electricity from Mozambique, DR Congo and South Africa to meet its needs.
 
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Zimbabwe state television carried reports of Mr Mugabe's comments, without giving details of where any uranium has been discovered.

There have been no previous reports of uranium deposits existing in the country.
Kindly donated by china or N. Korea probably...
 
#8
Ord_Sgt said:
He can't seriously believe he's going to be allowed to pursue a nuclear reactor?!
in the spotlight for their nuclear policies.
Nah... Mugabe himself doesn't really believe it...

Its just a piece of propaganda to keep himself in power... A bit like when he said the crop shortages are caused by a lack of rain etc etc etc etc....

Tricam.
 
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#9
I think we should donate some nuclear technology to Zimbabwe.... a 20 Megaton airburst over Harare should do the trick... Most of the opposition have been chased into the countryside anyway... Goodbye ZANU PF!
 
#10
I seem to remember that Zim's neighbour the DRC had Uranium deposits. I also seem to remember than the Zimbawbain army was tooling around the DRC. I wonder, has he just annexed part of the DRC?......it makes him look like a former leader of germany in the 30's....
 
#12
Mugabe wants free electricity? I'll say he does; around about 40,000 volts DC would do nicely right up his jacksi!
 
#13
Actually, there's a fair bit of uranium in the country, all of it underground and unmined. It takes serious investment to put in place the infrastructure to mine, process and ship the stuff out. Nobody in his right mind is going to shovel forex into Zimbabwe right now; RTZ had all of theirs expropriated last month to shore up the IMF debt, and they aren't too chuffed about that. On power; this report is a classic of its' type. Just in the last 5 months the frequency of power cuts has risen dramatically (except in locales where pals of the Big Cheese live, of course), and the Zessa response to queries about it has become more surreal. When under pressure, tell a whopper about Light At The End of the Tunnel. Standard African Big Cheese stuff.
 
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#14
Mugabe is a nasty piece of work, world will be a better place when he goes to burn in hell!
 
#16
Blair wants to build more nuclear power plants .Zims just discorvered uranium :lol: .Ok its not oil or even wmd but suddenly restoring democracy sounds good .Maybe the wild geese freebie was the start of the spin :lol:













Woody really shouldn't drink in the afternoon . :oops:
 
#17
"...restoring democracy..."

Mmmm. Most people here vote for ZANU-PF. The elections may be suspect, the vote counts even more so, but the population in the main are either happy to go along with the insanity or are too afraid to do much about it. Here's the Surprise: the MDC (the opposition, who the country's whites in an appalling miscalculation supported in the elections five or so years ago, are as bad if not worse in every department as the ruling party. Corruption, cronyism, infighting, profiteering, they've got it all.

Africa: Don't whine about it - love it, profit from it or leave it.
 
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#18
Whiskybreath wrote:

Africa: Don't whine about it - love it, profit from it or leave it.

Uhmmm how about carpet bombing it and start from scratch?
 
#20
Ord_Sgt said:
He can't seriously believe he's going to be allowed to pursue a nuclear reactor?!

From the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4455324.stm

Mugabe reveals uranium power plan

Deposits of uranium have been unearthed in Zimbabwe, the country's President Robert Mugabe has said.
Mr Mugabe said Zimbabwe would use the uranium to boost its energy supplies, but would not pursue nuclear weapons.

Zimbabwe has a chronic energy shortage, blamed on a lack of foreign currency for spare parts, and imports power from several neighbouring countries.

It also has close ties with Iran and North Korea, two states in the spotlight for their nuclear policies.

Zimbabwe state television carried reports of Mr Mugabe's comments, without giving details of where any uranium has been discovered.

There have been no previous reports of uranium deposits existing in the country.

Stations under-power

"We recently discovered uranium which is used for many purposes, including electricity generation," Mr Mugabe said.

"Uranium also makes nuclear bombs such as those which were used to massacre the Japanese at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That was sad indeed.

"But we will not use it to make bombs but to generate electricity," he added.

"The discovery of uranium will go a long way in further enhancing the government rural electrification programme."

Zimbabwe has two main power stations - one thermal and one hydro-electric, but has failed to produce enough domestic power in recent years.

It imports electricity from Mozambique, DR Congo and South Africa to meet its needs.
But he is a leftwing cause celebre. He will be told off but allowed to continue on with his 'socialist' agenda
 

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