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SADC Demining Operators Meeting: Grasping the nettle of regional mine action at last?

"The Sourthern African Development Community (SADC) consists of 14 member states, namely Angola, Botswana, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and...

Impact Survey in Mozambique: An essential development tool

"The survey demonstrates unequivocally that the landmine problem is predominantly rural. This is of special significance in the Mozambican context, given that 81% of the labour force is employed in the agriculture sector and that this sector ...

De-Mining Debate, Issue 1, 1999

This newsletter is a product of the re-established Landmines in Southern Africa project at SAIIA. It is a forum for constructive debate and diffusion of innovations. It looks at perspectives and country profiles of Mozambique, Angola, South Africa...

Towards cost-effective de-mining: An evaluation of experiences and techniques

"It is well-known that Africa is the continent most severely affected by landmines and that long after the end of hostilities, when heavy armaments have been decommissioned, contained or destroyed and media attention has moved elsewhere, civilia...

Beyond de-mining: Capacity building & socio-economic consequences

"Landmines and unexploded ordnance are a global problem, with more than 80 countries affected. This volume focuses on three major areas: first, national mine action capacities as long-term and sustainable solutions to countries' landmine problems;...

The Politics of Landmines: an introduction

"In the last few years, landmines have become a highprofile issue for governments and organisations around the world, and perhaps deservedly so. Landmine contamination affects more than 60 nations, with consequences on both the macro-and micro- l...

The Landmine Factor in the Peacekeeping Debate in Africa

"This paper examines the ways in which the establishment of peacekeeping standby forces at the continental and sub-regional levels in Africa requires a focus on landmines and how efforts to eradicate landmines fit into discussions on common defen...

Towards Ottawa : A Total Ban Treaty on Anti-Personnel Landmines

"It is the purpose of this paper to look briefly at the general forums that are available for discussion of the landmine issue and to describe one of these mechanisms for action in some detail: the Ottawa Process and all the meetings leading from ...

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