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Still Killing: Landmines in Southern Africa

NCJ Number
A Vines
Date Published
218 pages
This book discusses the use of landmines, their limited military utility and their human, social, economic and environmental costs, and calls for a comprehensive ban on antipersonnel landmines.
The book examines mine clearance, efforts to control mine use and the momentum for a ban. It contains country summaries of mine use and the consequences, and extensive discussions of landmine use in 10 countries. The countries, their antipersonnel mine ban position and some of the other topics examined, are: (1) Angola (who laid the mines, emergency care for the injured, social and economic impact); (2) Botswana; (3) Malawi; (4) Mozambique (mine awareness campaigns, mine clearing initiatives); (5) Namibia (landmine types and sources, continued human cost); (6) South Africa (landmine warfare, production and trade of landmines); (7) Swaziland; (8) Tanzania; (9) Zambia (the minefields, landmines found in Zambia); and (10) Zimbabwe (landmine warfare since independence, landmine records). A chapter, "Toward a Regional and Global Ban on Antipersonnel Mines," discusses the international campaign to ban landmines, landmines in international law, the landmines protocol and momentum for a ban. Abbreviations, notes, appendix