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Mozambique declared 'free of mines' after 22 years; HALO Trust confirmed destruction of last mine

Thursday, September 17th 2015 - 20:43 UTC
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The government of Mozambique is expected to officially declare the country free of landmines shortly after the British mine clearance charity The HALO Trust confirmed it had destroyed the last mine on its last known minefield. Read full article

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  • Briton

    HALO Trust
    Cannot they now help in the Falkland's.

    Sep 18th, 2015 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

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    They like their mines.
    “Mike Summers, a member of the legislative council of the Falkland islands government, said: ”There are a lot of mines in the Falklands, but they are not that intrusive”

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/jun/11/uk.falklands

    Sep 19th, 2015 - 12:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @2 Marcos

    As usual you are selective about your quotes.

    I seem to remember the Falkland Islands Government stating that since the mines, laid illegally by the even more illegal Argentine forces, we're not currently a danger to the people of the Falklands, that all the focus of mine removal should be one those countries where people are being killed and maimed.

    http://en.mercopress.com/2008/06/27/ottawa-unhappy-with-request-to-delay-falklands-mine-clearance

    The mines, illegally laid by the even more illegal invading Argentine forces, are inconvenient but not threatening the lives of the people of the Falklands.

    Goes to show that the people of the Falklands care more for others than their own convenience. I wonder how many Argentines could say the same.

    Sep 19th, 2015 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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