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Lusa - Business News - Video conference of the Eurogroup -5-
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Lusa - Business News - Video conference of the Eurogroup -4-
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Lusa - Business News - Video conference of the Eurogroup -3-
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Lusa - Business News - Video conference of the Eurogroup -2-
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Lusa - Business News - Video conference of the Eurogroup -1-
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Most of country's rail network to be revamped in 2021
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Lusa - Business News - Angola: USA has given $145M since 1993 to destroy mines, weapons in country




Washington, April 7,2021(Lusa)–Angola was the seventh country with the most funding from the United States since 1993 for the destruction of conventional weapons, receiving over US$145 million (122 million euros), according to a report consulted by Lusa on Wednesday.
The figures are from the new report, "Safely Walking the Earth," by the US State Department's Office of Arms Removal and Reduction and represent the "commitment" and "consistency" of efforts with Angola, in the words of the Africa programme manager, Michael Tirre.
Last year, Angola benefited from seven million dollars (5.9 million euros) from the US State Department for non-proliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related programmes, equivalent to 33 percent of the funds allocated to the African continent, which totalled 21.2 million dollars (17.7 million euros).
"Part of the reason for the generous support for Angola is the consistency of the programmes, which demonstrates our commitment," commented Michael Tirre, programme manager for Europe and Africa at the Arms Removal and Reduction Office.
In total, between 1993 and 2020, Angola was one of the ten countries with the most funding from the USA, having received a total of 145.7 million dollars earmarked for the destruction of conventional weapons.
After Iraq (US$594 million), Afghanistan (US$537 million), Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Colombia, Angola is in seventh place with the most funding (US$145.7 million).
Over 25 years, "this assistance has freed up over 464 million square metres of land for productive use and destroyed over 98,000 landmines and abandoned unexploded ordnance".
According to the document, it was also with the assistance of the United States that over 108,000 small arms or light weapons were destroyed in Angola, "and 600 metric tons of ammunition from government stocks, reducing the risk of explosions and illicit diversion.
Michael Tirre also indicated that another of the most important factors for US assistance to Angola are the "new and emerging nexuses between demining to support livelihoods, conservation and ecotourism" and the fact that Angola is trying to "diversify the economy" with development of ecotourism in the Cubango (or Okavango) river region.
"Unfortunately, the three provinces that make up the Okavango region are also the most contaminated by landmines. We see that demining is a critical first step to allow these other activities to continue," he noted.
Michael Tirre also highlighted the Angolan government's own commitment, which used $60 million to clear national parks in 2019.
"Our project complements this effort by cleaning up the main access points around national parks. For example, transport routes or places for research scientists to conduct conservation activities," he added.
In 2020, the US expanded humanitarian mine action operations in Bié, Cuando Cubango and Moxico provinces.
Last year's funding was mainly directed to the non-governmental demining organisation Halo Trust and the Mines Advisory Group (MAG).
The report highlights that the Halo Trust helped build arsenals for the police, provided training and education to military personnel, destroyed small arms or excess small arms and destroyed more than 13 tons of stored and abandoned ammunition.
"Halo's demining operations in southern Moxico and Cuando Cubango directly support the Angolan government's objectives for environmental conservation and development of an eco-tourism industry in the Okavango River basin," the report further reads.
The MAG group "continued to clear high-priority minefields in Moxico province through manual and mechanical demining," near populated areas and which are in "high population growth and require more land for housing, agriculture, grazing and other activities."
According to the State Department's annual report on demining and weapons destruction activities, the US has invested more than $4 billion (€3.37 billion) in more than 100 countries since 1993.
In 2020, the US funded conventional weapons destruction efforts in 49 countries with more than $259 million.

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Date : 2021-04-08 10:33:00







 

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