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UK to help Zimbabwe remove landmines

by AAP
06 Oct 2019 at 20:15hrs | Views
Prince Harry is following in the footsteps of his mother, Diana by raising awareness of mine fields. Credit: AP

The UK is giving Zimbabwe up to PS2 million ($A3.6m) to help efforts to remove landmines - after Prince Harry raised the issue during his recent tour to southern Africa.

The UK Government will match public donations to the Halo Trust's Zimbabwe Appeal, international development secretary Alok Sharma said on Sunday.

Harry donned body armour and a protective visor while setting off a controlled explosion in a partially cleared minefield in Angola similar to one visited by his mother Diana, Princess of Wales.

He was highlighting the ongoing threat of the munitions in Angola, the same nation Diana visited in 1997 to urge the world to ban the weapons.

Source - AAP

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