Charcoal Traders Go to Uganda After Kenya Ban
Kenya's ban on logging in 2017 has seen charcoal traders flock to Uganda, which is now putting a strain on the country's dwindling forest cover. Conservationists have warned that with new markets for charcoal in Kenya and Rwanda, in addition to logging for timber and agricultural land, the pressure on forests can only increase.
Logs felled by charcoal burners in Palaro, Gulu district, Uganda, February 13, 2019.
The Conversation Africa, 16 May 2018
The Kenyan government has clamped down on the production of charcoal, which it blames for environmental damage. A three-month ban on trading is in force in a number of counties.… Read more »
Nairobi News, 5 April 2018
The month-long ban on charcoal burning has taken a big toll on roast meat joints in Nairobi and its satellite towns such as Kitengela, triggering a 23 per cent price rise and staff… Read more »