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Charcoal-making threatens Mozambique forests

Charcoal-making threatens Mozambique forests

Bags of charcoal stacked along roadsides across Mozambique are a common sight. Charcoal is popular because it is cheap, easy to transport and burns longer than wood.
And charcoal-making is a thriving industry that supports many poor families across the country. But the growing demand for charcoal is damaging forests, as Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from the village of Chokwe.