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Sierra Leone bans Timber exports

Sierra Leone has reacted to what it describes as indiscriminate plundering of its forests by re-imposing a ban on timber exports.
According to the BBC, the country’s forestry minister Joseph Sam Sesay said on Tuesday that the ban would remain in place until a policy was implemented which would ensure that locals benefited from the logging and selling of timber.

It is thought that similar bans in Guinea and Ivory Coast had meant loggers flooded to Sierra Leone.

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