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22 Oct
The vast Casamance forest region in Senegal is known for its rare woods: rosewood, and the Cayor pear tree, among others. Officially they are protected, but armed independence fighters smuggle the wood on the black market. These groups often raze entire plots of land and then export the wood, mainly to China via neighbouring Gambia. Clashes with the fighters have killed several people this year.
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Tony Blair and John Major have urged lawmakers to reject a "shocking" plan, in a joint letter published by the Sunday Times. They said the plan imperils peace in Northern Ireland and tarnishes the UK's reputation.

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