Duke of Sussex in Various African Countries

Harry is now well into the solo leg of his and Meghan's tour of South Africa. He has already had working engagements in Botswana and Angola and is on-route to Malawi. 

In Botswana, Harry spoke of his attachment to the country which he said he fell in love with after spending considerable time there as a young man. Harry had in the past often travelled to Africa when experiencing trauma or other issues in his life. 

During this visit he helped school children to plant trees in Chobe National Park as well as touching base with the Kasane Health Post which is one of the organisations helped by his own charity Sentebale. Harry also observed conservation efforts in the country.

Prince Harry planting tress in Botswana
Next Harry was off to Angola where with members of the Halo Trust he recreated his late mother's famous walk through a (different) mine field to highlight the continuing harm caused in both Angola and in many other war torn countries to humans and animals by unexploded land mines and IEDs. His mother was instrumental in drawing attention to this issue during her own visit some 22 years ago. The mine field that Diana walked through back then is now a street in a thriving community. 

Prince Harry advocates continuing demining and banning use of Land Mines during tour of Angola
Children harmed by buried / unexploded ordinance

Harry also completed engagements for the Queen's Canopy project and he met with the president of Angola and the president's wife.  Angolan First Lady, Ana Dias Lourenço briefed Harry on the "Born Free to Shine" campaign, which aims to reduce then eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Launched in December 2018, the campaign takes place nationwide. Its immediate goals are to reduce the mother-to-child HIV transmission rate from 26 percent in 2019 to 14 percent by 2021.


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