Robert Mtonga

Articles by Robert Mtonga

24 October 2013

Nuclear detonations: Contemplating catastrophe

Siddharth MallavarapuJaime Aguirre GómezRobert Mtonga

A nuclear detonation's aftermath would be ghastly. Mitigating the humanitarian disaster would stretch the resources of any nation. But what would a detonation mean for countries that struggle merely to feed their people? For nations where disaster preparedness is often an unaffordable luxury?

24 October 2013

In fear, latent hope

The author discusses the role of fear in convincing people that nuclear disarmament is necessary, saying fear should be utilized in the same spirit that doctors practice preventive medicine.

26 September 2013

Provoking rational fear

The author describes the negative, surprising reactions he sometimes encounters when making the humanitarian case for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

5 September 2013

Death knell for development

A nuclear detonation, says the author, would render efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals essentially useless in Africa; and African nations must take a leading role in the push for nuclear disarmament.