Two decades after the end of its bloody civil war, Mozambique has been declared free from landmines by the charity Halo Trust.

Mozambique declared free of landmines.
Mozambique declared free of landmines.

The conflict, which raged from 1977 to 1992, saw an estimated 171,000 landmines planted around the country, and many were reused after the war for personal security or to protect livestock from predators and thieves. Amongst other techniques, trained rats were used to sniff out the mines, some of which were still buried where they were planted in the 1970s. Read more:

Explore related stories

Passing under the Brooklyn Bridge

With travel paused, NYC’s ferries became a portal to other worlds

Apr 1, 2021 • 8 min read