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El Niño Weather Pattern Impacts Wide Swath Of Southern Africa’s Economy, From Herders To Bankers

Reuters: From herdsmen to central bankers, Southern Africa counts drought cost
“…Farmers, game reserves, and central bankers across Southern Africa are among those set to count the cost for years to come of the drought that wiped out livestock, pushed up food prices, and caused power shortages and protests. The 2015/2016 El Niño weather system, the Pacific Ocean phenomenon associated with droughts, storms, and floods, baked Southern Africa before ending in May…” (Stoddard, 7/27).

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