More than 171K Landmines cleared in Mozambique to be DECLARED LANDMINE-FREE


MAPUTO. — Mozambique was to be declared free of landmines yesterday, a charity dedicated to landmine clearance said, ending two decades of work to rid one of the world’s poorest countries of explosives left over from a civil war.

HALO Trust said it had destroyed the last known mine on the territory of the gas- and coal-rich southern African country, which was devastated by a civil conflict that ended in 1992.The charity said it had cleared more than 171 000 landmines since 1993. — Reuters.

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