According to Ethiopian Reporter, uranium, a radio-active substance used for making nuclear weapons and many other devices, was recently discovered in the Bale zone of the Oromia Regional State by a group of farmers and a businessman.
The businessman, who was not identified, and who is prospecting for precious stones in the zone, was informed of the presence of the mineral by farmers in that locality. With the help of the farmers, the businessman collected samples, which he sent to the Ministry of Mines for analysis. Geologists with the Ministry carried out scientific tests and confirmed that the substance was uranium.
Time will tell if this discovery will benefit Ethiopia for better or worse.