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Charcoal business threatens deforestation in northern Somalia

In Somaliland, the semi-desert territory that self-proclaimed independence from Somali in 1991, for many people cutting trees is the only way to make a living.

They cut the trees and burn them to make charcoal that can be sold.

However, there is growing concern that the forest could soon turn into desert.

Tom Bayly reports.

  • 21 Nov 2012
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