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Mine-free Mozambique means economic growth

After more than two decades of work, Mozambique is now clear of landmines - freeing up valuable agricultural land, opening up tourism and infrastructure development, and ensuring the safety of rural communities.

South Africa’s sniffer elephants learn to track explosives

With their long trunks, elephants have a remarkable sense of smell. Now, a South African is training a group of the pachyderms to smell out explosives and narcotics. The US army hopes to understand the biology and turn it into science.

Furry heroes to sniff out TB in Mozambique

Already a hero in Southern Africa for its ability to sniff out landmines, the African giant pouched rat is once more turning out to be a lifesaver by accurately detecting the presence of tuberculosis bacteria in human sputum samples.
SA mine detector gets top recognition

African rats sniff out landmines

Fields of unexploded landmines in once war-torn African countries wreak havoc on both lives and economies, and are costly and difficult to defuse. Now a Belgian engineer has devised a quick, safe and low-tech method of demining these fields – using rats.

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