Bushfires in southern and central Africa could be an even bigger problem than the blazes destroying the Amazon. But how bad is the situation? DW correspondent Adrian Kriesch went to Mozambique and Namibia to find out.
Conflict and logging have decimated Mozambique's central rainforest. One coffee project is trying to restore lost trees. Some hope it will also help keep fighting at bay.
Mozambique's opposition RENAMO party recently signed a peace deal with the government. But the party's armed wing refused to lay down their weapons. Its leader Nhongo tells DW the peace deal is invalid.
Forests in the African tropics also catch fire. But, from an ecological point of view, the situations in Africa and South America are very different and cannot always be compared.
A long-term peace pledge has been signed by Mozambique's president and the leader of the opposition Renamo party. The deal foresees disarmament and ex-rebels taking part in elections in October.
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