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Drought Puts 18 Million at Risk in Eastern Africa

The United Nations says more than 18 million people across eastern Africa are at risk of food insecurity due to El Niño weather patterns and conflicts in the region. The East African bloc IGAD warned Wednesday the persistent drought affecting eastern and central Africa would continue for at least three more months. IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Center Director Guleid Artan said east African nations would receive more rainfall, but not until March. “The drought in the...

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