Angola

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines

  • Article 5 deadline

    31 December 2025

  • Performance

    Good

Performance Criterion Score
Understanding of anti-personnel mine contamination (20% of overall score) 8
National ownership and programme management (10% of overall score) 6
Gender (10% of overall score) 6
Information management and reporting (10% of overall score) 8
Planning and tasking (10% of overall score) 7
Land release system (20% of overall score) 6
Land release outputs and Article 5 compliance (20% of overall score) 8
Performance score 7.1

Key Developments

Anti-personnel mine survey and clearance operations continued in Angola during 2020, albeit restricted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although Angola did not meet its land release targets for the year, there was a small increase in clearance output in 2020 compared to the previous year. Continued improvements to Angola’s mine action infrastructure were also delayed by the pandemic and it is expected that 2021 will bring a number of developments including the restructuring of the national authority, changing the National Intersectoral Commission on Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH) into the National Mine Action Agency (ANAM).


Recommendations for Action

  • Angola should continue to impress upon all operators the importance of applying proper land release principles to reduce clearance of uncontaminated areas.
  • Angola should finalise its resource mobilisation strategy increasing its international advocacy to attract new and former donors.
  • Angola should finalise its national strategy on the management of residual contamination.
  • Angola should formally approve its National Mine Action Strategy 2020–2025.
  • Angola should update the accompanying Article 5 Implementation Work Plan to include measurable gender and diversity targets.
  • Angola should formally approve its National Mine Action Standards (NMAS).
  • Angola should accelerate the integration of mine action data from the Executive Commission for Demining (CED) into the CNIDAH national database.
  • The Government of Angola should mobilise financial resources for CNIDAH’s quality management capacity to allow it to function effectively across provinces.
  • Angola should ensure that no taxes are imposed on equipment imported by international operators to carry out mine action operations.

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