African Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Pelindaba)

Signed at Cairo: 11 April 1996 
 
Entered into force: 15 July 2009
 
Depositary: African Union 

Protocols to the Treaty:

State Signature Deposit Deposit Type
Algeria 11 April 1996  
11 February 1998  
Ratification
Angola 11 April 1996  
Benin 11 April 1996  
4 September 2007  
Ratification
Botswana 9 June 1998  
16 June 1999  
Ratification
Burkina Faso 11 April 1996  
27 August 1998  
Ratification
Burundi 11 April 1996  
15 July 2009  
Ratification
Cameroon 11 April 1996  
28 September 2010  
Ratification
Cape Verde 11 April 1996  
Central African Republic 11 April 1996  
Chad 11 April 1996  
18 January 2012  
Ratification
Comoros 11 April 1996  
24 July 2012  
Ratification
Congo 27 January 1997  
26 November 2013  
Ratification
Côte d'Ivoire 11 April 1996  
28 July 1999  
Ratification
Democratic Republic of the Congo 11 April 1996  
Djibouti 11 April 1996  
Egypt 11 April 1996  
Equatorial Guinea 19 February 2003  
Accession
Eritrea 11 April 1996  
Ethiopia 11 April 1996  
13 March 2008  
Ratification
Gabon 11 April 1996  
12 June 2007  
Ratification
Gambia 11 April 1996  
16 October 1996  
Ratification
Ghana 11 April 1996  
27 June 2011  
Ratification
Guinea 11 April 1996  
21 January 2000  
Ratification
Guinea-Bissau 11 April 1996  
4 January 2012  
Ratification
Kenya 11 April 1996  
9 January 2001  
Ratification
Lesotho 11 April 1996  
14 March 2002  
Ratification
Liberia 9 July 1996  
Libya 11 April 1996  
11 May 2005  
Ratification
Madagascar 23 December 2003  
Accession
Malawi 11 April 1996  
23 April 2009  
Ratification
Mali 11 April 1996  
22 July 1999  
Ratification
Mauritania 11 April 1996  
24 February 1998  
Ratification
Mauritius 11 April 1996 *
24 April 1996  
Ratification
Mozambique 11 April 1996  
28 August 2008  
Ratification
Namibia 11 April 1996  
1 March 2012  
Ratification
Niger 11 April 1996  
Nigeria 11 April 1996  
18 June 2001  
Ratification
Rwanda 11 April 1996  
1 February 2007  
Ratification
Sao Tome and Principe 9 July 1996  
Senegal 11 April 1996  
25 October 2006  
Ratification
Seychelles 9 July 1996  
Sierra Leone 11 April 1996  
Somalia 23 February 2006  
South Africa 11 April 1996  
27 March 1998  
Ratification
Sudan 11 April 1996  
Swaziland 11 April 1996  
17 July 2000  
Ratification
Togo 11 April 1996  
18 July 2000  
Ratification
Tunisia 11 April 1996  
7 October 2009  
Ratification
Uganda 11 April 1996  
United Republic of Tanzania 11 April 1996  
19 June 1998  
Ratification
Zambia 11 April 1996  
18 August 2010  
Ratification
Zimbabwe 11 April 1996  
6 April 1998  
Ratification

* A note, statement, declaration, or reservation, is attached to the signature or depository action. Click on the action date to view the details.

  Glossary of treaty-related terms

Number of Signatory States: 50
Number of States Parties: 37