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  • by John Ross Schroeder, Melvin Rhodes, Tom Robinson
Although drought is officially blamed for the famine expected to take millions of lives across Southern Africa in the coming months, many Africans realize there is far more to it than that.
  • by John Ross Schroeder, Melvin Rhodes, Scott Ashley
The following summary was included in a report from Maseru, Lesotho, to The Independent on Sunday: "The World Food Programme is warning that it may soon have to feed up to 8 million people in Southern Africa as famine stalks a region wracked by drought, floods, economic mismanagement and political instability."