Friday, January 29, 2010

Land Mines: Angola clears three tonnes of 'warlike materials'

Government of Angola - Ondjiva - A de-mining brigade belonging to the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) in southern Cunene province collected this January, three tones of warlike materials which belonged to the former base of Namibia's Southern West Africa People Organisation (SWAPO), in Omulongo ya-Shikongo and Evale localities.

The fact was disclosed Thursday by the brigade's commander Lieutenant Colonel Jorge António "Jojo", who referred that the collection counted on the collaboration of Namibian police and some people.

The officer quoted 82mm, 81 mm self-propelled mortar, hand grenades, assorted ammunitions, several chargers, amongst the collected the materials.

According to him, the southern Cunene province is the country's most mined areas due to the war that involved various military forces, namely Swapo of Namibia, South African, Cuban, ruling MPLA party's armed wing (ex-FAPLA) and former UNITA guerrillas.

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