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Women carry food at a local market in Harare, Zimbabwe. Women carry food at a local market in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 27, 2020 (AP photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi).

Zimbabwe Was Already on the Verge of Famine. Then the Coronavirus Hit

Friday, May 1, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

Zimbabwe was facing a food security crisis even before the coronavirus pandemic began, but a lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 has exacerbated the country’s economic woes and further restricted the food supply. Now more than half the country’s 15 million people are in need of food assistance. ...

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