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Africa's climate policies burned by firewood dependence

By Kayode Ogunbunmi and Madalitso Mwando | Mon, 2 Jun 2014 09:45 AM
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KWARA, Nigeria/HARARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The women folk of Eye-Nkorin, a farming community of 500 people in Nigeria’s Kwara State, make a living from cooking up mashed cassava - and for this they need a huge amount of energy, supplied by firewood from nearby forests.

Piles of logs are stacked on the edge of frying pits, and women feed the wood into the fire to keep their ...

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