Angola: Clearing minefields in the Lobito Corridor

This strategic region of Angola suffered enormously during the civil war. It is now key to Angola’s future prosperity. The Benguela Railway Company was founded in 1903 to begin construction of a line running from Lobito on Angola’s Atlantic coast Read More …

Angola: Five killed by anti-tank mine explosion in central Bié

At least five people died Saturday in Cunhinga municipality, central Bié Province, after setting off an anti-tank mine, ANGOP has learnt. The victims, three men and two women, aged between 12 and 56, were travelling on a three-wheeled motorbike and Read More …

Angola: Unexploded high-powered bomb destroyed in Moxico province

An unexploded bomb, model FAB-250, considered “rare and highly powerful”, was destroyed in the town of Lushivi, 103 kilometers south of Luena, eastern Moxico province, by the Mining Advisory Group (MAG). Capable of destroying an area of 250 square meters, Read More …

Angola: Land mines kills six people in eastern Cuando Cubango province

At least six people were killed and 13 others have been injured in eastern Cuando Cubango province as a result of 13 land mine accidents recorded in 2023, ANGOP learnt Sunday in Menongue city. The figures were presented by the Read More …

Angola: Demining works for electrification project at final stage in Bengo province

The demining works for the implementation of the electrification project covering Triangle of Dembos and Nambuangongo in Angola’s northern has reached its final stage, the local governor Maria Antónia Nelumba has said. The project is expected to demine 252 kilometers Read More …

Angola landmines: The women hunting for explosives left from civil war

An increasing number of women in Angola are working to get rid of the scourge of landmines left from the 27-year civil war, which are still claiming victims long after the fighting finished. “I don’t want my daughter, or any Read More …

De-mining Angola – The Unseen Threat of Landmines Finally Removed

Stirring a renaissance in areas plagued by land mines from past conflicts, the NGO Mines Advisory Group, known as MAG, is an NGO committed to the removal of landmines in the Eastern Provinces of Angola. With the support of the Read More …

Brazilian Military Strengthen Chemical Emergency Preparedness in Portuguese-Speaking Countries

Troops of the Brazilian Army’s 1st Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Battalion (1st Btl DQBRN) participated as instructors in the Basic Course on Emergency Response to Chemical Incidents for Portuguese-speaking Countries in Angola, June 27-July 1. The Organisation for Read More …

Japan donates around US$1.2 million to Angola’s mine clearance projects

The Government of Japan on Thursday made available around 1.2 million U. S. dollars to support demining projects in Angola’s provinces of Cuanza Sul and Moxico. Two non-governmental organizations are entitled to implement the projects namely the Association of Angolan Read More …

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 …