LANDMINES: Africa's Stake, Global Initiatives

BACKGROUND PAPER
(Background Paper 009)
Washington, DC, United States
April 1997
8 pages
The pamphlet says the momentum for a comprehensive global ban on anti-personnel landmines is growing; both the South African and Mozambican governments announced comprehensive bans in February 1997. Seven of the 17 countries most severely affected by landmines are in Africa. By far the most affected country is Angola; next is Mozambique, followed by four countries in the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan). Other areas with significant numbers of mines include Western Sahara and Liberia. The pamphlet discusses the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Clinton Administration, United Nations Conference on Disarmament, President Mandela, International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Human Rights Watch, U.S. Department of State, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. It includes survivor stories by Elizete Manhiҫa, Maputo Province, Mozambique; Marieta Pedro, Murrupula, Nampula Province, Mozambique; and "Alfaitataria dos Irmāos do Junje," Angola. It also includes a press statement by the South Africa Minister of Defence, the Hon. Mr. J. Modise. Contents: Rural People of Color Most Affected • LANDMINE SURVIVOR'S STORY • The Global Campaign • Landmines in Africa • LANDMINE SURVIVOR'S STORY • Final Declaration of the 4th International NGO Conference on Landmines: Toward a Mine Free Southern Africa • South African Government Policy on Anti-personnel Landmines • Declaration of National Red Cross Societies on Southern Africa • LANDMINE SURVIVOR'S STORY • US Bans Exports, But Not Use
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers