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 Read More …

Angola: US donates over USD 11 million for demining

According to a note that ANGOP has had access, since 1995 and with increased funding in 2020, the US has so far contributed over US$145 million to these efforts in Angola and is the biggest bilateral donor to the humanitarian Read More …

BP Angola commits $6.1 million of funding for landmine clearing charity HALO Trust

BP Angola today announced it has increased its financial grant to $6.1 million over four years to support the work in Angola of British landmine clearance charity the HALO Trust. An additional $4.9million of funding has been agreed to bolster Read More …

Angola: 125 suspected land mines in Cuanza Norte identified

Cuanza Norte Province, in the north-central region of Angola, has identified 125 suspected mined areas in 64 locations, including inhabited areas and agricultural fields, representing a danger to the safety of populations, according to the technician from the National Demining Read More …

UK aid-funded mine clearance success in Angola to be repeated in Zimbabwe

Thousands of people will be safe from the threat of landmines in Zimbabwe, thanks to fresh UK support for demining charity The HALO Trust. UK aid will match public donations to the charity’s Zimbabwe appeal, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma Read More …

Prince Harry walks through Angola minefield 22 years after Diana

Prince Harry visited the site in Huambo, which has become a “bustling community” since Diana’s campaign. Wearing body armour, he also visited a partially-cleared minefield nearby and set off a controlled explosion. Diana captured global attention when she walked through Read More …

Explosive ordnance disposal from Afghanistan to the Ukraine

As one of very few efforts to clear war-torn areas from landmines and other explosives, the HALO Trust’s work is vital for affected communities in bringing about an environment that allows social and economic activities to return to normal as well Read More …