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Zambia declares national disaster after drought devastates agriculture

Zambia has declared the drought the country is currently going through a national disaster, with President Hakainde Hichilema saying the lack of rain has devastated the agricultural sector, affecting more than one million families. The southern African country has gone without rain for five weeks at a time when farmers need it the most, Hichilema said in a televised national address from the capital, Lusaka, on Thursday.

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  • Elizabeth Gathigia

    6 w

    Very sad news, effects of climate change is devastating and if nothing is done the situation may get worse

    • Chris Ndungu

      6 w

      This news are alarmin! we are all hoping that 2024 will do well than last year. It's horrifying to here when farmers need the rain most, it's not raining.


        6 w

        It's too early to start seeing such heartbreaking news

        • George Kariuki

          6 w

          This news from Zambia is heartbreaking! Droughts are becoming more frequent and severe due to #ClimateChange, and this disaster is putting millions at risk.

          • winnie nguru

            6 w

            So we are still dealing with such terrible issues in 2024?

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