The Democratic Republic of Congo is planning to lift its logging moratorium. More than 40 human rights and environmental NGOs have written to donor governments asking them to intervene.
By Chris Lang Last week, Eve Bazaïba, the vice prime minister and environment minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced plans to lift a ban on new industrial logging concessions that has been in place since 2002.
By Chris Lang In September 2019, the President of the Republic of Congo, Dénis Sassou Nguesso, flew to Paris to meet Emmanuel Macron, France’s President. Macron signed a letter of intent committing US$65 million to the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) to protect the Republic of Congo’s forests.