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2004 South Africa Special Weapons News

  • South Africa gets help from UN atomic watchdog in probing nuclear smuggling case UN News Centre 16 Sep 2004 -- South African authorities are working closely with the United Nations atomic watchdog agency in investigating cases of illicit trafficking of sensitive nuclear technology allegedly intended to help Libya's now-abandoned nuclear weapons programme.
  • IAEA/SOUTH AFRICA VOA 15 Sep 2004 -- South Africa has told the International Atomic Energy Agency it has carried out raids to secure nuclear equipment and documents that authorities believe were part of a global black market, selling weapons designs to countries like Libya.
  • SAF/NUKE VOA 13 Sep 2004 -- In South Africa, two men charged with smuggling nuclear-related equipment to Libya are expected to appear in court again Tuesday. They are among several people linked to South Africa who have been arrested around the world and accused of supplying Tripoli with nuclear materials.
  • SAF/NUKE VOA 08 Sep 2004 -- South African prosecutors have dropped all charges against a businessman accused of smuggling nuclear-related materials to Libya. They have offered no explanation for the surprise move.
  • SAF / NUCLEAR VOA 03 Sep 2004 -- A South African businessman has appeared in court on charges of importing materials which could be used in the manufacture of nuclear products.

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