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Famine in Africa
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A group of leading UK charities overstated the seriousness of food shortages in southern Africa, auditors say.

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HORN OF AFRICA

The BBC's Michael Buerk examines why twice as many Ethiopians are facing starvation now than in 1984?

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SOUTHERN AFRICA

Poor rains mean the famine in Southern Africa is likely to continue for at least another year, the UN says.


WEST AFRICA

The drought hitting the Western Sahel region has had severe repercussions for people in Mauritania.

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