Angola Landmines: The Women Hunting for Explosives Left From Civil War


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(BBC) "'I don't want my daughter, or any other child, to be the next victim of a landmine," Helena Kasongo tells the BBC on a video call from Moxico in eastern Angola.

Her smile broadens when she talks about her three-year-old daughter, despite the grim nature of the subject.

The child is still too young to really get what the 25-year-old mother does for a job, namely risking her life every single day at the 'office'.

Ms Kasongo, nonetheless, is adamant that the little girl will someday understand what led her mum to become a 'sapadora' - the Angolan term for people who clear mines…"

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Published: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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