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Gabon: Mining, dams and repression 

‘It’s fantastic, the forest, fantastic. There is peace, tranquillity, one breathes in the freshness - no pollution and it’s magnificent. If we destroy this forest, we will have aggression from everywhere that will reach the wider population’, Marc Ona Essangui, President of Brainforest and winner of the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize. The small village of Mananga lies next to the Ivindo River in Ogooué-Ivindo province,...

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