UN demining body explodes landmines in South Sudan


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(Africanews) The UN mine clearance worker gingerly sifts through a patch of dirt with a trowel in scrubland on the outskirts of a village near South Sudan's capital Juba.

A colleague, also clad in safety gear of a see-through face shield and pale blue protective vest, scans for mines using a metal detector that whines as it hovers over the arid brown earth.

Nearby, there is a loud boom, the sound of a controlled blast that sends a plume of black smoke into the sky.

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Published: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

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