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Nigeria’s forests are disappearing

By Reuters
09 June 2022   |   5:49 am
Africa’s most populous nation has quietly lost almost 10% of its tree cover over the past two decades - leaving those who depend on it for their livelihoods, like logger Egbontoluwa Marigi, fearing for the future. Nyancho Nwanri reports.

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