Report on the Mukula saga in Zambia

Report on the Mukula saga in Zambia

New EIA Report, Mukula Cartel, Reveals How President Lungu, His Daughter, and Several Ministers Reportedly Facilitate the Pillaging of Zambia’s Forests

A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Mukula Cartel, exposes how associates connected to Zambian President Edgar Lungu, including his daughter Tasila Lungu, onetime resident of the United States of America, are reportedly involved in the plunder of valuable, increasingly scarce, mukula rosewood trees; and hence the destruction of Zambia’s vulnerable forests. The investigation shows that despite public pledges to end the illegal mukula trade, several politicians are repeatedly named as key actors in an influential timber trafficking network that bypasses existing national bans on mukula harvest and export.1

 

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