Hunger soars in Zimbabwe

2012-07-28 07:36

Harare – Famine has reared its head in Zimbabwe again, as the number of people depending on aid to avoid starvation soared by 60% from last year to 1.6 million, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Zimbabwe had a reputation as “Africa’s breadbasket” until 2000, when President Robert Mugabe launched his violent seizures of white-owned farms, forcing 1 500 white farmers off their land and displacing a million farm workers and their families.

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