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30 Dec 2015 description
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APOPO's HeroRATs in Angola have helped clear an area at the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 1 year ahead of schedule. The clearance of the Malele site in Zaire Province allows for the development of a large market area that will boost the cross-border trade with DCR and stimulate the economic development of the region.

09 Jun 2015 description
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Our mine action program in Angola has completed its second year of operations and while finishing up clearing activities in Malanje province, preparations have started to deploy the HeroRATs in Zaire Province, on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

01 Apr 2015 description
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*On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared that the 4th of April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Actionin order to bring special attention to the millions of people still living under the threat of landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW). This year's theme 'More than Mines' reflects the use of a wide range of explosives that after the conflicts are over still pose a threat to communities living in the ex-battle zones.*

12 Mar 2015 description
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APOPO's mine action team in Angola is currently supporting the clearance of landmines in a residential area in the northern part of the country. APOPO's partner NPA helped prepare the site and the mine detection rats are now deployed in support of the demining teams. The rats speed up the mine clearance activities significantly and help return the much-needed land to the local community.

18 Feb 2015 description
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APOPO Angola staff all returned full of energy from their restful year-end break aiming to make this year count and help more local communities back on their land. APOPO demining operations in Angola were on stand-down for a few weeks over the holiday period, allowing our staff members to spend some time with their families and friends. Both mechanical teams and the HeroRATs are now deployed, looking forward to finalizing the tasks in Malanje and starting operations in Zaire Province.