landmines

 
Bomb-sniffing elephants trained in South Africa
Bomb-sniffing elephants trained in South Africa
In the South African bush, elephants are being trained in the art of "bio-detection" to see if they can use their exceptional sense of smell to...
US not ready to commit to landmine ban treaty
US not ready to commit to landmine ban treaty
The United States is still not ready to commit to an international treaty banning landmines, which has been signed by more than 160 countries, a US...
Mozambique: The country that became a minefield
Mozambique: The country that became a minefield
Mozambique's effort to become the first of the world's major mine-contaminated countries to be declared mine-free is faltering on the home...
Women-only demining teams tackle Sudan's legacy of war
Women-only demining teams tackle Sudan's legacy of war
When Faiza Annet waves her daughter off to school, it's the seven-year-old who warns her mother to take care.
Women take up fight against landmines in Sudan
Women take up fight against landmines in Sudan
The whistle signalling the end of the morning shift had just sounded when six deminers emerged from the tall grass, took off their protective...
Landmines still scar Angola seven years after peace
Landmines still scar Angola seven years after peace
Red flags, painted sticks and pieces of plastic tape mark the danger areas along Angola's roads and rivers, where thousands of landmines still...
UN: More funds needed to rid Afghanistan of mines
UN: More funds needed to rid Afghanistan of mines
Afghanistan will not be able to reach its goal of being free from landmines and unexploded bombs by March 2013 unless urgent funding is received,...
Ploughshares for mines
Ploughshares for mines
It looks like a contraption out of a science fiction movie, with its heavy-duty hammer and chains, and it is used for destruction -- of the best...

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