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DR Congo: World’s second-largest rainforest faces logging threat

Area of rainforest the size of France is at risk as government plans to end ban on industrial logging concessions.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to the world’s second-largest rainforest, and the government now plans to end the ban on industrial logging concessions.

Environmentalists say an area of rainforest the size of France is at risk.

Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo.