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Algeria has cleared its landmines

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Algeria, one of the most mine-affected countries in the world, has announced it has cleared all its landmines. The North African country said...

Afghan brothers who had ‘minefield as playground’ develop drone to clear...

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As young boys growing up on the outskirts of the Afghan capital, Mahmud Hassani and his brother Massoud saw firsthand the damage...

Red Cross donates demining equipment to Zimbabwe

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has donated de-mining equipment, including detectors and protective equipment, to the Zimbabwe Mine Action...

U.S. Works with Senegalese military, on demining

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U.S. Marines are in their fifth week working alongside Senegalese armed forces partners, mentoring and advising a demining course for the West...

Civilians killed, peacekeepers wounded by mines in Mali

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Three civilians died in northern Mali when their vehicle hit a landmine and two UN peacekeepers who went to the rescue were...

Defence well represented at this week’s CSIR conference

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Defence is going to be well represented at this week's CSIR conference with seven speakers due to address topics ranging from landmine...

Mozambique to be declared free of landmines – NGO

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Mozambique will be declared free of landmines on Thursday, a charity dedicated to mine clearance said, ending two decades of work to...

United States hands over ERW disposal equipment to Namibia

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The United States has handed over $126 000 worth of equipment and training aids to Namibia to assist in the clearance of...

Three workers with UN DR Congo peacekeeping mission abducted

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Three people contracted to clear landmines for a U.N. peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been kidnapped. MONUSCO spokesman Colonel...

Algerian army clears 758 607 anti-personnel mines and unexploded ordnance in...

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The Algerian People's National Army (PNA) says it has destroyed a total of 758 607 anti-personnel mines and land-mines along the country's...

Landmine casualties fell by 25 percent over last year to 15-year...

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Fewer people were killed or wounded by landmines over the past year than at any time since record-keeping began in 1999, and...

Field camps now a major part of Mechem business

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Specialist de-mining company Mechem is providing field camp services to the United Nations, and this has become a big part of the...

U.S. to no longer produce anti-personnel landmines

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The United States announced on Friday that it will no longer produce or seek to acquire anti-personnel landmines, deadly weapons that the...

Japan donates $5.2 million for de-mining, explosive ordnance clearance in Libya

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The Japanese government has donated $5.2 million to the Libyan government to fund the clearance of weapons, munitions and other explosive remnants...

Angola cleared 1 480 anti-personnel, 113 anti-tank mines in 2013

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The Angolan Ministry of Assistance and Social Reintegration says 1 480 anti-personnel mines, 113 anti-tank mines, 77 559 pieces of unexploded ordnance,...

Landmines add to Mali difficulties for aid workers

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The discovery of landmines in Mali is another addition to the list of dangers facing volunteer doctors, nurses and other medical personnel...

Mine over mind

A press release that crossed my inbox this week again repeated what was put as an United Nations claim that millions of...

Rats help Colombia sniff out deadly landmines

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In a laboratory on the grounds of a police-guarded complex, 11 white-furred rats wait their turn to impress trainers and perhaps receive...

Libya: UN official urges quick international assistance for mine action

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The United Nations official coordinating efforts to ensure that Libya is free from the threat of landmines and other explosive remnants of...

Mines being laid in Libya: reports

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The president of the international treaty banning anti-personnel mines has expressed "deep concern" about reports of new mine use in Libya. "New...

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