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Drought brings fresh fear to Ethiopia

In October 1984, the BBC brought the rapidly worsening scale of famine in Ethiopia to public attention.

Farmers living around the small town of Kobo in northern Ethiopia have generally known better times in recent years - in stark contrast to when the area was an epicentre of the disaster that killed a million people.

But now drought and unreliable rainfall has made them anxious once again, as Mike Wooldridge discovered.

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