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Drought in Africa

Food Crisis Grows from Dry Soils
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Food Crisis Grows from Dry Soils

Drought is apparent across much of East Africa after seasonal rains failed to deliver much moisture to the region.

Published May 30, 2019

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Drought Harms Corn Crops in Southern Africa
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Drought Harms Corn Crops in Southern Africa

Dry conditions are bringing food insecurity to several countries.

Published Mar 20, 2019

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Food Shortages in the Greater Horn of Africa
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Food Shortages in the Greater Horn of Africa

War, food distribution problems, and drought have come together to push millions of people to the brink of starvation.

Published Feb 28, 2017

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The Ring Around Lago de Cahora Bassa
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The Ring Around Lago de Cahora Bassa

Low water levels on this Mozambique reservoir betrayed signs of drought stress in August 2016.

Published Aug 16, 2016

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Soil Moisture in Ethiopia
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Soil Moisture in Ethiopia

Following Ethiopia’s worst drought in decades, rainfall in 2016 is off to an uneven start.

Published Apr 19, 2016

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The Decline of Lake Kariba
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The Decline of Lake Kariba

Drought has struck a huge reservoir on the border Zambia and Zimbabwe, reducing the hydro power supply from Kariba dam .

Published Feb 12, 2016

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A Band of Fire in Sub-Saharan Africa
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A Band of Fire in Sub-Saharan Africa

Every year, a massive band of manmade fire emerges in satellite imagery of northern Sub-Saharan Africa in November.

Published Feb 9, 2016

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