Britain's Prince Harry 'irritated' by Africa landmine inaction
LONDON (AFP) - Britain's Prince Harry has a "bee in his bonnet" about some countries' failure to remove landmines in Africa, the chief of The Halo Trust clearance organisation said on Sunday.
Prince Harry, 28, recently returned from Angola, where he saw mine clearance projects run by the trust. The work was championed by his late mother Diana, princess of Wales.
"He is irritated about the countries that supplied these landmines... not actually putting in any funds to clear them 25 years later," said Mr Guy Willoughby, Halo's chief executive. "He has got quite a bee in his bonnet about that."
Prince Harry, fourth in line to the British throne, toured minefields remaining from Angola's brutal 1975-2002 civil war and the remote southern town of Cuito Cuanavale, believed to be the most densely mined town in Africa.