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Many Southern African Countries Face Severe Food Shortages, Famine, Aid Agencies Say

Foreign Policy: The World Only Helps When Southern Africans Starve
“…Tiny, landlocked Malawi declared a state of emergency in April, when it became clear that lack of rainfall was threatening crops in 40 percent of the country. Since then, the drought has pushed more than half a dozen countries in the region to the brink of famine: Angola, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe all face significant food shortages…” (Sperber, 10/31).

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