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Devastation caused by landmines reaches far beyond injury and death

Devastation caused by landmines reaches far beyond injury and death

Apr 04, 2013

04 April 2013 - Richard MacCormac, head of humanitarian mine action for DanChurchAid, talks about the dangerous and multi-faceted nature of landmine clearance.

DanChurchAid clears 2km long mine belt in Angola

DanChurchAid clears 2km long mine belt in Angola

Nov 08, 2011

Mine clearance teams have removed and detonated almost 1,250 mines

Angola: returnees arrive home to ruined region

Angola: returnees arrive home to ruined region

Aug 05, 2011

Angola's northern province was devastated by floods late last year. Now thousands of exiled Angolans are being forced to live there.

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About Angola
  • Population:19.6 million (World Bank, 2011)
  • Capital: Luanda
  • Area: 1.25m sq km (481,354 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Portuguese (official), Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo
  • Major religion: Christianity, traditional African religions
  • Life expectancy: 45 years (men), 49 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 kwanza = 100 lwei
  • Main exports: Oil, diamonds, minerals, coffee, fish, timber
  • GNI per capita: US $3,450 (World Bank, 2008)