n African Security Review - Landmines : is the end in sight? : editorial

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... Uncleared anti-personal mines do not respect a peace agreement or ceasefire. They continue to kill, months or years after a truce had been called between the warring parties. In 1997 there was an estimated 50 million landmines scattered throughout Africa, twenty million in Southern Africa alone. Estimates suggest that 250, 000 people have died or been injured because of landmines in Africa in the past 35 years. Recently the Second Continental Conference of African Experts on Landmines, held on 15-17 September 2004 in Addis Ababa, took stock of how much has been achieved and, how much needs to be ..

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