Tuesday, 5 July 2011

East African drought, the 'worst in 60 years'

A drought developing across the Horn of Africa is now the worst in 60 years - affecting 10 million people, according to the United Nations.

I don't know if the governments of the people in the affected countries are as interested in this serious issue, as are the foreign aid agencies. There is the suggestion in some quarters, that the drought is a direct consequence of the world's changing climate, a situation for which the Africans who now are suffering the most, bear the least responsibility.

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Mama Shujaa said...

It is a terrible state Anengiyefa. In Tanzania, because of the lack of rains, TANESCO the government owned agency controlling the power sector, has announced power rationing across the nation. They are unable to meet hydro-electric power demands. Not sure if that is in the video. Will watch as soon as my server speeds up.

Anengiyefa said...

@Mama Shujaa, African governments are used to stand idly by while their citizens suffer. There seems to be no awareness by the governments of their duty towards their citizens. In some cases, government officials are themselves through their corrupt practices, responsible for the shortage of food supplies. Its sad really..