A drought across southern Africa has devastated crops in Zimbabwe, prompting President Robert Mugabe to declare a state of disaster. An estimated 2.5 million Zimbabweans are suffering serious food shortages.
Zimbabwe's longtime opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died at the age of 65. The former trade unionist was one of Robert Mugabe's strongest critics.
Many people in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya decry the disappearance of their traditional organic crops. But some scientists say that genetically modified seeds could revolutionize the region.
Extreme droughts and floods threaten global food security. Scientists gene editing crops say they have the answer. But enviornmentalists are wary.
In 2000, Zimbabwe's government expropriated white farmers without compensation. Hyperinflation and food shortages followed. Now the South African government is discussing a similar law. Do the same risks lie ahead?
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