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GAMAMADU, Guinea-Bissau, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Before the ban, Chinese loggers drove straight through Gamamadu village to harvest its most important resource: the rosewood forest. “So many Chinese came here. We were praying for a means to stop it,” said Braima Djassi, a small, white-haired farmer in the village in central Guinea-Bissau, a tiny country in West Africa. Logging boomed after a 2012 coup plunged the country into chaos. For three years the wood, which is valued for furniture […]

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