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Zimbabwe Declares State of Disaster Over Food Shortage

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in many rural areas of Zimbabwe, amid a severe drought that has left more than a quarter of the population facing food shortages. The government said in a statement Friday the drought is due in part to the El Nino weather phenomenon and has left 26 percent of the population in need of food aid. Public Works Minister Saviour Kasukuwere said in the statement that initial indications show 2.44 million people are...

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