Bakouma is situated at the Gboyo River. It is on the northern end of the Mbomou forest, which has an area of 10.000 km². There was to be uranium mining at the operation site here, but AREVA has shut down all operation for the time being. These are quotes from their 2012 Annual Report and their website.

“With an average price of 48 US dollars per pound, market conditions for uranium are unfavorable at this time, and AREVA has decided to postpone the start of production for projects in Namibia and the Central African Republic.”

“In September 2012, due to low uranium prices since the Fukushima accident and the current security issues in the Central African Republic, which have lasted for several months, AREVA announced that it was suspending mining operations at Bakouma.”


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