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Turning rainforests into dollars

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Swathes of Equatorial Guinea's rainforests are being cut down to provide timber for China. The forests are just one of the country's rich energy resources and a large proportion of the money made from them goes to the country's ruling family.

HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur visited one of the country's docks to see timber being prepared for export.

Equatorial Guinea: Obiang's future capital, Oyala

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