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Despite huge civilian casualties, U.S. still won’t support international ban on landmines

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 official said on Monday. Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention are being urged at a conference in Mozambique to commit to ensuring no…

Multinational companies illegal diversion of funds stymies African development

More than $60bn (£36bn) has been illegally siphoned out of Uganda, Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania over 10 years, with most of it squirrelled away in tax havens, according to a report by financial transparency campaigners. Washington-based group Global Financial Integrity (GFI) said the “enormous amounts of money” drained out…

Elephants terrorize villagers in Mozambique

Rampaging elephants are terrorising Mozambican villages near the Zimbabwe border, attacking people, trampling crops and scaring children, state-run newspaper Noticias reported Wednesday. “We are using traditional ways to try to scare the animals, but all in vain, because whenever we do something, the monsters disappear for a few days, and when they…

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