JOHANNESBURG, 8 March 2007 (IRIN)
- After months of erratic weather, relief agencies are again predicting
widespread food shortages throughout southern Africa, where cyclones, extreme
drought and flooding have devastated the harvests of millions of people.
"All indications are that southern
Africa could be heading for yet another year of critical food shortages,"
said Amir Abdulla, Regional Director for Southern Africa of the United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in a statement released today.
Torrential rains have drowned ripening