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"Wild West" timber trade threatens Congo forests: report

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:25am
Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Officials in Democratic Republic of Congo are colluding with foreign logging firms to support illegal logging, harming local communities and risking the destruction of the world's second largest forest, a report by a campaign group says.

Derelict ports in Congo's riverside capital Kinshasa are piled high with logs ready to be shipped out to China and Europe as part of the lucrative timber trade.

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