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Serious El Niño Impact Predicted for East and Southern Africa

The United Nations Children’s Fund is warning that up to 11 million children in east and southern Africa are at risk from hunger, disease and water shortages as a result of this year’s strengthening El Niño weather phenomenon. Kenya and Uganda are bracing for floods, while South Africa and Malawi are already grappling with drought.  Onesmus Ruirie, principal meteorologist at the Kenya Meteorological Department, remembers when El Niño hit in 1997 and 1998, years considered...

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