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Land Mines in Angola
Land Mines in Angola
By Africa Watch
Human Rights Watch, 1993, 69 pp

This brief study examines one of the less-known but major features of the ruinous Angola civil war: the human and economic cost of indiscriminate laying of hundreds of thousands of land mines. The author's research makes clear that even if peace had followed the defeat of the rebel National Union for the Total Liberation of Angola in last year's election, massive disruption and high casualties caused by mines would have continued to plague Angola for many years. The report gives South Africa higher marks than the United States or Britain for efforts to assist clearance during the 1992 cessation of hostilities.