Six more countries eliminate scourge of landmines

Six more countries have been added to the list of nations that have eliminated the scourge of landmines.

Congo, Denmark, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Jordan and Uganda have declared all mined areas in their territories cleared of the deadly weapons.

The news was announced at a five-day meeting in Geneva, aimed at evaluating progress since the signing of the 1997 Ottawa Convention — via

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