oa Focus on Arms in Africa - Angola : peace process kickstarts commitment to eliminate landmines
In a major step forward for both the peace process in Angola and for the struggle to eliminate landmines globally, the Angolan government, on 5 July 2002, ratified the 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti- Personnel Landmines and on Their Destruction. The Convention will enter into force for Angola on 1 January 2003. Although there have been no reports of use since the signing of this Agreement, landmines continue to claim victims.
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