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27 Aug 1996 description

Angola
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15 August 96 - Angola's joint ceasefire commission ordered a board of inquiry to investigate landmine blasts in the diamond-rich Lunda-Sul region on a stretch of road already demined. Two UN peacekeepers were killed on the road, between Saurimo and Luena, on 27 July when their vehicle hit a landmine.

On 1 August, another landmine was found on the same road and on 10 August a UN convoy carrying 85 UNITA soldiers, as well as 25 women and 38 children, hit a 130mm artillery shell with a detonator on top. Twenty-five UNITA soldiers were hurt. (Source: Reuter)

29 May 1996 description

Zaire
Date: 12/31/95
Killed/wounded: 3
People: civilian
Sex:
Age:
Injury: serious death
Location: road
How: vehicle
Comments: A truck exploded after hitting a mine in refugee-swamped eastern Zaire, reported Reuters. Twp people were killed
and one wounded. The truck was travelling the main route from Goma to Rutshuru said a local official.

Date: 12/5/95
Killed/wounded: 35
People: civilian
Sex:
Age:
Injury: serious death
Location: road
How: vehicle

29 May 1996 description

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8 Feb 96 - The RPA demining team has commenced working along the tracks in Kingi and will soon move to Cyeru and Butaro. (Source: UN/DPKO)

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SITUATION - Dec. 95 - Rwanda has a serious land mine problem because of the ethnic and political conflagration that

29 May 1996 description

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12 Dec. 95 - Responding to criticism that Liberia's peace process had stalled, warlord Charles Taylor said that, "We have
demined and opened up the roads to allow food convoys. Harmony exists in the council (collective presidency) because all
decisions have been reached by conssensus and no single vote taken, while the 26 Aug. 95 ceasefire is generally holding."

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SITUATION - Dec. 95 - Liberia has a problem with land mines but the severity of the problem remains unclear because the

29 May 1996 description

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30 Apr 96 - The main highway linking Burundi's capital to much of the rest of the country was closed for a second day on
Tuesday because landmines laid by rebels, security forces said. They said the mines were a new move by Hutu rebels to cut off the capital, dominated by the Tutsi minority, from the rest of Burundi where fighting has uprooted 100,000 people in the last two months. (Source: Reuters)

22 Dec. 95 - The UN Secretary-General appointed Marc Faguy of Canada as his Special Representative to Burundi after

29 May 1996 description

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SITUATION - Dec. 95 - The disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, torn by five years of war between Armenia and
Azerbaijan, has a serious mine problem. Nagorno Karabakh is a recognised part of Azeri territory, but the majority of

29 May 1996 description

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SITUATION - Jun. 95 - Sudan has a critical problem with land mines because of an ongoing civil war in which both sides