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Story Publication logo May 28, 2022

Maniema: Clorophora Gasoline Sent To Disappear (Investigation by Grâce Mbambi and Modeste Shabani) (French)


An aerial overview of a forest in DR Congo.

This project will show the exploitation of the Mufula species in two territories of the Maniema...


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In the province of Maniema, the Clorophora species known locally as Mufula, which is used to make furniture, is overexploited in the forests of the territories of Kibombo and Kasongo.

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According to a report made public by the Provincial Division of the Environment, this species risks disappearing completely if nothing is done. This situation will create a loss of income for the state and local communities. Grâce Mbambi and Modeste Shabani conducted a survey in the forests of Kibombo and Kasongo.

Video by Grace Mbambi. Congo, 2022.