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In this Angolan town, land mines still lurk ‘behind every bush’

In this Angolan town, land mines still lurk ‘behind every bush’

April 27, 2017

CUITO CUANAVALE (Angola), April 27 —— Domingos Luis, a 20-year-old farmer, has lived his entire life in a hamlet surrounded by land mines, their lurking threat a constant presence. He remembers the old man who was killed after stepping on an explosive while tending his crops. Wild pigs and deer still set off mines in the nearby bush. “I grew up with the fear that behind every bush there might be a mine,” he said. When he was a boy, the village elders told him “where to go,... Read more

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People plant rice seedlings at a village in Huaying, Sichuan province, China, April 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

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