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16 million risk hunger in Sahel despite good harvest

By Misha Hussain | Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:49 PM
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DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Around 16 million people are at risk of going hungry across Africa's Sahel belt next year due to conflicts and rapid population growth, even though the region expects good harvests and rainfall, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.

Violence in northern Nigeria, northern Mali and the Central African Republic combined with high fertility rates have fueled food shortages...

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