MBABANE, 20 November 2008 (IRIN)
- November, often the rainiest month of the year in Swaziland, has left
most of the country awash with flash floods; but in the eastern Lowveld,
no rain has fallen, and the fear is of yet another drought year in which
food aid will be needed.
"Are we cursed, the people living
here? Not a drop has fallen, not one drop," said Amos Zwane, a smallholder
farmer near Lavumisa in the Shiselweni region in the south. The area is
nearing its second decade of poor rainfall.
But the government insists it can provide