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In Brief: Somalia joins the mine ban club | IRIN Africa

JOHANNESBURG, 4 October 2012 (IRIN) – Somalia has become the 160th state member of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention. It is the last of the sub-Saharan African countries to commit to the treaty.

With its membership, which took effect on 1 October, Somalia has agreed “to never, under any circumstances, use, produce or transfer anti-personnel mines, to assist the landmine survivors, to destroy its existing stockpile of mines within the next four years, and to demine its territory within 10 [years],” the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit said in a statement.

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