Ondjiva - About 44.6 million square metres of land in the southern Cunene Province were demined in the period between the year 2007 and the present year, informed on Wednesday, in Ondjiva City, the local head of studies and planning of the National Demining Institute (INAD), David Herculano.
Speaking to ANGOP, about INAD’s assessment report on its demining operations, David Herculano revealed that the mines clearance work took place in the municipalities of Ombadja, Cuvelai, Cahama, Namacunde and Cuanhama.
This is contained in a press release reached Angop on Tuesday, on the World Day to Combat Drought and Desertification, celebrated on Saturday and which referred to Cunene province.
According to the source, the southern Cunene province has been hit hardest by the Drought, affecting the social and economic condition of citizens, as well as the environment balance.
It has to do with the Land Rehabilitation and Pasture Management project in the agro-pastoral production systems of small producers in south-west region of Angola (RETESA).
Malanje - At least one hundred and three foreign nationals sought refuge in northern Malanje province and 138 others sought asylum, said the provincial director of the Migration and Foreigners Service (SME), Laureano Dias dos Santos.
The total of 241 citizens from different countries namely Mauritania, Sudan, Guinea Conakry, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Cotê d'Ivoire, Chad, Somalia and Liberia.
According to Laureano Dias dos Santos, these citizens are under control of SME in the municipalities of Malanje, Cacuso, Calandula, Quirima, Mucari and Luquembo.
The information was released Thursday by the head of the Department of Public Health of the Provincial Health Department, Messias Simão, noting that for the success of the round 149,000 doses of vaccine are available.
According to the official, the objective of the campaign is to eradicate the disease that has already caused the death of many people and will phase out the other municipalities according to the national vaccination schedule.