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Southern Africa Grapples With Deepening Drought, Food Scarcity

Several provinces in South Africa have recently been declared drought disaster areas, leaving some farmers in serious financial trouble and raising the possibility of food shortages across the country. David Orr, the World Food Program's representative in Johannesburg, told VOA that "we should be now having very heavy rains. It has not happened. It’s extremely hot where I am. Farmers can’t farm their crops because there is no rain and their livestock are dying. This situation is...

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