Angola’s bombs still maiming people years after war ended

Nearly 20 years since the civil war ended in Angola, landmines laid in the ground before the country gained independence in 1975 continue to maim civilians across the country.

The civil war, that left at least half a million people dead and some four million civilians displaced in the oil-rich nation, officially ended in 2002.

The conflict destroyed industries and agricultural firms. But two decades later, the southern African country is yet to clear all land mines.

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Source: The East African