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2005-08-26 00:00:53

By Ed Harris BIMBILNA, Eritrea (Reuters) - Grandmother Lemlem Ghilazgi used to spend hours every day hunting for scarce firewood around her small village in southwest Eritrea. The Horn of Africa nation has lost 95 percent of its forests in the last 100 years because of drought, a growing population and a 30-year battle for independence during which many trees were chopped down to deny hiding places to combatants. A third of Eritrea's population -- more than 1 million people -- were...