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The control of nuclear weapons

This report focuses on nuclear weapons and the disarmament efforts that took place after World War II. America and the Soviet Union and later Britain combined forces to create a Treaty to be signed by all countries. However numerous countries refu…

Nuclear Science and Technology: Driving Africa's Development

In 2013 the AU adopted Agenda 2063 as the continent’s strategic framework for sustainable development and economic growth. The goals and aspirations enshrined in Agenda 2063 complement those of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nuclear …

Nuclear Revival in North Africa? Developments in Algeria, Libya and Egypt

This paper explores nuclear science and technology through the prism of three North African case studies: Algeria, Egypt and Libya. All three countries have constructed research reactors, albeit in different periods. Egypt’s first research reactor –…

International Involvement in the African Nuclear Market

African countries want to become major competitors in the global economy. Socio economic development inevitably leads to an increase in energy demand. Some African countries are considering nuclear power as an alternative, clean source of energy. Ot…

African Continental Nuclear Institutions: A Review

Nuclear energy is expected to play an increasingly important role in Africa’s energy programmes. At least 16 countries are looking at ways to include nuclear as part of their energy mix, with emphasis on electrification and energy security. Current …

Nuclear Energy and Techno-nationalism in Egypt

Egypt’s plans to build a nuclear power plant in Dabaa (a city on the Mediterranean Sea), in agreement with Russia’s ROSATOM, are underway. This policy briefing describes the politics behind the project. To do so, it first provides a background of th…

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