Prince Harry raises landmine awareness in Angola

Prince Harry raises landmine awareness in Angola

Britain’s Prince Harry visited the Luengue-Luiana National Park in Angola on Friday, part of a three-nation tour of southern Africa alongside his wife, Meghan, and their new baby. Yet for all the attention the royal family attracted, the son of the late Princess Diana wanted to call attention to the…

Mauritania announces success at last in land mine removal

Mauritania announces success at last in land mine removal

Mauritania has become the latest country to succeed in clearing its territory of land mines, completing a task that’s been decades in the making. The anti-personnel mines were left behind during the 1978-1979 conflict in Western Sahara. Their presence was identified in three regions of Mauritania covering about 68 square…

Zimbabwe’s landmine strategy sets full clearance goal for 2025

Zimbabwe’s landmine strategy sets full clearance goal for 2025

Zimbabwe has launched its first-ever landmine clearance strategy, designed to deal with a problem that has plagued the southern African nation since the Ian Smith era and the 1970s fight for liberation. The National Mine Action Strategy describes goals of a plan that will run through 2025, seeking to remove…

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Mozambique declared landmine free

Mozambique has been declared landmine free. After twenty years of work clearing the landmines left over from its civil war, one of the world’s poorest countries has removed the last known landmine. HALO Trust declared that it had destroyed the last known mine today. The country was devastated by a…