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  • 'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy
    In parts of West Africa, patches of forest have been preserved for long periods of time because of their cultural or religious significance. These "sacred forests" are believed to be inhabited and protected by gods, totem animals or ancestors. Local communities have their own rules prohibiting reckless harvesting of timber and game, which have protected the sacred forests over many generations. By Michele Francis
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    Luvi Ogilvy wins at Indian Ocean Creative Awards 2010

    Luvi Ogilvy, an Ogilvy Africa-affiliated agency was awarded seven gold awards at the Indian Ocean Creative Awards 2010 on Friday, 26 November 2010, with the Reunion Island branch picking up six and Mayotte winning one gold. Together they walked away with 10 awards in total. The awards ceremony was held in Saint Denis, Reunion.
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