Wednesday, April 11, 2012

On April 11

On this day in ...
... 1996, the African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty was opened for signature at Cairo, Egypt. It's also known as the Treaty of Pelindaba, having been adopted the previous June in that city, "site of the then Atomic Energy Corporation (AEC) of South Africa." The pact renounces nuclear weaponry on the African continent. It entered into force in 2009, and now has 31 members.

(Prior April 11 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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