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Diplomacy & Peace

Re-sowing of landmines an issue in Sudan

The re-sowing of landmines in areas cleared by deminers is merging as a problem in the borderlands between north and south Sudan.

Algeria destroys 11 000 mines

altThe Algerian army has detected and destroyed 11 000 landmines along its eastern and western borders from its war of independence from France in the 1950s and 1960s.

Libya mission has cost Canada CA$26 million; could rise to CA$60 million

altCanada’s participation in military operations in Libya has cost CA$26 million so far, but this could increase to CA$60 million if the mission is extended to September, Defence Minister Defence Minister Peter MacKay said during a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday.

Sweden approves restricted Libya forces mandate

altSweden will extend its participation in the military alliance against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi with three fewer aircraft, which will carry out reconnaissance operations for the NATO-led forces.

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