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Zimbabwe: Drought kills over 19 300 cattle
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Politics and Society Zimbabwe: Drought kills over 19 300 cattle

Zimbabwe is grappling with a crisis and 19 300 cattle have died due to the prevailing drought. The government, which is unable to assist cattle owners has advised farmers to sell the cattle but few people are prepared to buy livestock on the verge of death. Southern Africa faces a crisis with reports that 14 million people are facing hunger due to poor rains.

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Politics and Society Zim, Zambia’s man-made, colonial legacy electricity crisis

It was always going to be a man made crisis. That is the power shortages being experienced by Zimbabwe and Zambia due to the sharp drop in water levels at the world’s largest man-made water reservoir, Kariba Dam. The government of Zimbabwe and it’s electricity supplier Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) are at pains to explain the primary cause as being that of low rainfall last year.