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05 Sep 2018 description

Pioneering technology will help eliminate landmines across Africa and Asia helping the world’s most vulnerable communities access safe land.

New UK aid funded technology, including radar detectors, will help trace ammunition in the equivalent of more than 16,000 football pitches. Remote controlled machines, such as the Mine Wolf, will also help clear cluster bombs more rapidly.

Manufactured in Newcastle, the eight-tonne Mine Wolf is a remote-controlled mine-clearing machine used in high risk areas. It can clear up to 12,000 square metres a day.

24 Aug 2018 description

This was said Thursday by the chief of Staff of the Military Region Center, Brigadier João Kaluapa.

Kaluapa was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Methodological Meeting of FAA Engineering and Infrastructure Specialists.

He also said that FAA demining experts will continue to contribute to the process of building and rebuilding bridges and roads throughout the Central Military Region.

The move is intended to promote the safe free movement of people and goods.

21 Jul 2018 description

Malanje - At least 60,585 square meters were demined, from April to July this year, by the National Demining Institute (INAD) in Malanje.

The land will be used for the construction of the municipal cemetery of Malanje, in the Zela sector.

The information was released on Friday by the head of INAD Provincial Department in Malanje, Marcelina Lima, during the balance of the actions developed by the institution in the first half of this year.

26 May 2018 description

Caxito - Some 14, 796 unexploded ordnance were destroyed Friday in Icau locality, Dande municipality (northern Bengo province).

This is part of the ongoing demining process in the country, the head of operations of the National Demining Institute (INAD) in Bengo, Paulo Canganjo, told the press.

Several metals, anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, were among the devices destroyed by INAD.

20 Feb 2018 description

Menongue - At least 1,400 mined zones have been catalogued all over the country, said on Thursday in Cuito Cuanavale municipality, southeast Cuando Cubango province, the general director of the National Demining Institute (INAD), Leonardo Severino Sapalo.

The official unveiled the information during the demolition of 448 anti-tank mines and 9 personal mines, in a ceremony witnessed by the deputy governor for Technical Services and Infrastructure of Cuando Cubango province, Bento Francisco Xavier.

29 Dec 2017 description

International Development Secretary announces that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

In response to the unprecedented generosity of the UK public in supporting the most successful Christmas landmine-clearing appeal ever, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has today (29 December) announced that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in emergencies in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

18 Dec 2017 description

Luena - At least 476,043 square meters of land are free from landmines in the eastern Moxico province, fruit of the demining work carried out by the Mining Advisory Group (MAG) in the last 11 months.

The data were told to ANGOP on Saturday in Luena by the MAG community liaison manager, Cambembe Evaristo, stating that the demined lands were handed over to the populations of the localities of Lundjacuti, Tepa 1 and 2, localities of the commune of Lucusse of Moxico headquarters).

13 Dec 2017 description

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has released the 16th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report underscoring the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program.

04 Nov 2017 description

Huambo - British non-governmental organization, The Halo Trust, has cleared more than 250.000 square meters from landmines from January to September this year, in the Angola’s central province of Huambo.

Speaking to Angop on Wednesday, the Halo Trust local officer, Lucas Olendereck, underlined that the cleared areas are already being used for agricultural proposes by the rural communities.

01 Nov 2017 description

Menongue - At least 1,093 antipersonnel mines have been destroyed in the municipalities of Menongue and Cuito Cuanavale, south-east Cuando Cubango province, Angop has learnt.

The destruction process was launched by NGO HALO TRUST, as part of demining process underway across the country.

The data were released Tuesday in Menongue by the manager of the NGO in Cuando Cubango, José António, while taking stock of the actions carried out in the aforementioned period.

21 Oct 2017 description

Caxito - At least 468 unexploded ordnances were destroyed on Friday in Igua, Dande municipality, Bengo province, by the National Demining Institute (INAD).

Among the destroyed explosive devices are ten anti-personnel landmines, an anti-tank landmines, 139 projectiles, 12 rockets, 15 ammunitions, 33 grenades and 224 various low-caliber ammunitions.

15 Oct 2017 description

Ndalatando - At least 2.9 million square meters were demined from 2005 to 2017 in the province of Kwanza Norte, said this Saturday to Angop in Ndalatando, the head of demining operations of the National Demining Institute ( INAD), in the region, Chitavi Lino.

The official said that there have been removed, in the same period, nine antitank and ninety-nine antipersonnel landmines and 29,329 different unexploded ordnance, whose activity had an impact on cleaning access roads, bridges, small bridges, railway lines and transportation of electric power, as well as fiber optics.

24 Jun 2017 description

Luanda - From the year 1996 to 2017, over 3. 4 billion square meters of land were demined in Angola, corresponding to 108.5 million square meters of roads, 7.7 million square meters of unexploded ordnances.,
This is an outcome that emerged from the National Demining Conference held in Luanda on 22-23 June under the slogan "Angola free from Landmines, moving towards development".

24 Jun 2017 description

Luanda - Demining is crucial for the country to return to normal since the circulation of people and flow of goods, development of agriculture, trade, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures are only possible if the territory is free of landmines.,
This was said by the minister of Welfare and Social Reintegration, Gonçalves Muandumba, when speaking last Friday at the closing ceremony of the National Demining Conference, which took place in Luanda on 22-23 June under the motto “Angola free from landmines, moving towards development”.

23 Jun 2017 description

Luanda - Angola needs at least 200 million US dollars ($ 1 = 165,092 Akz) to meet, by 2025, the provisions of the Ottawa Convention to make the country free of landmines.

This was said to the press on Thursday by the Social Welfare minister, Gonçalves Muandumba, as part of the National Demining Conference, taking place in Luanda on 22-23 June.

According to the official, this is a great challenge for the government for the remaining time, since this process was affected due to the economic crisis that is hitting the country.

21 Jun 2017 description

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.

06 Jun 2017 description

The information was provided Monday in Luanda by the Secretary of State for Social Welfare, Lúcio do Amaral, for whom the event will be held under the motto "Angola free of landmines, towards development".

Speaking on behalf of the Social Welfare Minister, Gonçalves Muandumba, the official explained that the event will address aspects related to demining (location, collection and destruction of artifacts or explosive devices) and education on landmine risks.

31 May 2017 description

Malanje - Four hundred and seventy thousand US dollars was donated by the Norwegian government to demining operations in the northern Malanje province during the year 2016, Angop learnt Tuesday.

The information was provided by the deputy national director of the Norwegian People's Aid (APN), during the visit paid to the region by the Norwegian Ambassador to Angola, Habvard Hoksnes, and the Swedish ambassador, Lennart Killander Larson, to an area under demining operation in the village of Camalanga, municipality of Malanje.