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Somalia's illegal charcoal trade

An illegal trade in charcoal is killing Somalia's forests, but demand is still high in certain parts of the world.

Last Modified: 14 Jul 2013 01:03
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The export of charcoal from Somalia is banned by the United Nations and the US Government.

Despite this, the trade is booming, with demand soaring in countries like Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Merchants are illegally benefitting at the expense of Somalia's forests.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from the port of Kismayo.

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