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Poor Economics, Conflict, Unpredictable Weather Fueling African Nations’ Food Insecurity

Wall Street Journal: Economics and Bad Weather Amplify Africa’s Food Crisis
“A toxic mix of economics, bad weather, and conflict is fueling record starvation levels in Africa, as prices of staple foods touch records in half the continent’s 54 countries amid the worst harvests in three decades. The countries worst affected, including South Sudan, Somalia, and northern Nigeria, are plagued by civil war. But even in relatively stable regions, rising inflation and foreign-exchange shortages have exacerbated conditions…” (Bariyo, 5/1).

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