AFRICA: The Drought Revisited

Two years ago, an estimated quarter of a million people died from the effects of a terrible drought that swept across the midsection of Africa, from the arid states of the Sahel (Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Upper Volta, Mali, Niger and Chad) to Ethiopia. Except for the Cape Verde Islands off Senegal, where the danger of starvation is still imminent, the immediate danger in West Africa has declined. The drought, however, has moved steadily eastward to threaten another cluster of states extending from Ethiopia and Somalia, on the Horn of Africa, to Kenya...

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