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Vol 43 No 13

Published 28th June 2002


Zimbabwe

Fame and famine

Life grows grimmer in Zimbabwe. President Robert Mugabe's 24 June order to 2,900 white commercial farmers to abandon their farms, in mid-growing season, gives new urgency to United Nations World Food Programme warnings that some six million people face starvation (AC Vol 43 No 11). Local human rights groups note that if land-owners comply (and many say they won't), over 100,000 farm workers will lose food, home and job. S

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