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Drought in Africa

Drought in Africa
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Drought in Africa

Severe drought choked East Africa, particularly Kenya, though much of 2009. This image shows the cumulative effect of the drought on vegetation just as the drought-breaking rains began to fall in October.

Published Oct 31, 2009

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Kenya’s Ewaso Nyiro River Dries
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Kenya’s Ewaso Nyiro River Dries

Severe drought gripped much of East Africa in 2009, turning a riverbed into a pale tan ribbon of sand.

Published Oct 17, 2009

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Drought in Africa
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Drought in Africa

The crops and grasslands that sustain people in the Sahel and East Africa languished in the wake of poor rainfall during the 2009 rainy season.

Published Jul 15, 2009

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