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Zimbabwe Appeals for Funding to Avert Food Shortages

Zimbabwe Monday appealed to domestic and international funders for assistance as more than a quarter of its population faces hunger. The United Nations says President Robert Mugabe’s government must invest in irrigation to avert the perennial food shortages. Zimbabwe says nearly 2.5 million people are facing starvation and blames the problem on the El Nino weather phenomenon that has caused drought in southern Africa. Zimbabwe’s public works minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, said the...

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