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18 Jun 2008 description

President Mbeki says end 'attacks against Africans' and welcome them back home.

16 Jun 2008 description

Xenophobic violence forced many to flee. Now, they face an uncertain future inside transit camps.

By Stephanie Hanes

Maputo, Mozambique - Three weeks ago, Regina Nhantumbo was running - away from her home and her business, away from the mob dancing around another lynched Mozambican, away from South Africa.

Now, she is simply waiting.

Nearly 40,000 Mozambicans have crossed back into their home country since xenophobic violence swept through South Africa's squatter camps and townships in May, leaving dozens of people dead and hundreds injured.

21 Feb 2007 description

Flooding killed 700 in 2001, but has claimed fewer than 10 lives this year, thanks to extensive preparations.

By Stephanie Hanes / Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor

CAIA, MOZAMBIQUE - Paulo Zucula listens intently to the aid workers' firsthand reports: Whole villages submerged. Hungry families. An estimated 70,000 now homeless. The nightly updates list the mounting challenges as Mozambique experiences the worst flooding since 2000 and 2001.

Yet, Mr.

15 Nov 2002 description

This is not the same old story of drought equals famine in Africa. This time, there is hunger in the huts for reasons that have little to do with the weather.

Christian Science Monitor staff writer Danna Harman and staff photographer Andy Nelson spent three weeks traveling in Southern Africa, delving into the causes of the growing food crisis. Amid the desperation, they found a determination to address the primarily manmade problems. This is the last in a four-part series.

By Danna Harman | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

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14 Nov 2002 description

This is not the same old story of drought equals famine in Africa. This time, there is hunger in the huts for reasons that have little to do with the weather.

Christian Science Monitor correspondent Danna Harman and staff photographer Andy Nelson spent three weeks traveling in Southern Africa, delving into the causes of the growing food crisis. Amid the desperation, they found a determination to address the primarily manmade problems.

13 Nov 2002 description

Editor's note: Monitor staff correspondent Danna Harman and staff photographer Andy Nelson spent three weeks in southern Africa, looking at the causes behind widespead food shortages facing six nations. This is the second in a four-part series.

By Danna Harman

Last May, with signs of a food crisis in Southern Africa growing, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) rented out a two-story building in suburban Johannesburg, South Africa. Gray carpeting was rolled out, cubicles were erected, coffeemakers wheeled in, computers hooked up, and ID badges handed out.

12 Nov 2002 description

First in a four-part series looking at six African nations on the brink

By Danna Harman

The Liberty Grace set sail from Louisiana on a hot, sticky evening in late August. Capt. John Codispoti and his crew steered downriver to the mouth of the Mississippi, across the Gulf of Mexico, and in the early morning hours of Sept. 3, hit the open ocean and turned toward Africa.

23 Jul 2002 description

The US pledges $98 million to help with the worst drought since 1992.

By Howard LaFranchi | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

WASHINGTON - A decade after a devastating drought in southern Africa put reports of famine in American living rooms, the wrenching photos may be about to flood TV screens again.

01 Mar 2002 description

By Nicole Itano | Special to the Christian Science Monitor

CHIMOIO, MOZAMBIQUE - Mozambique has little of the natural mineral wealth of its neighbors and, after years of war, few of the luxuries of modern life.

03 Mar 2000 description

The US announced Wednesday it will send in 900 rescue troops, but the nation's still in dire need.

Corinna Schuler - Special to The Christian Science Monitor

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE - Maj. Heinz Katzke saves hundreds of lives a day. But when the fuel runs out, and the sun goes down, the South African military pilot wearily, but reluctantly, sets his chopper back down on the tarmac at Maputo International Airport.

Each night for the past week, thousands of stranded people in Mozambique's flood zone have been left behind. "You see the people below on rooftops and trees ...

29 Feb 2000 description

By yesterday, three weeks of pouring rain and cyclones had left 1 million homeless.

Corinna Schuler - Special to The Christian Science Monitor

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - Helicopters raced to save Mozambican villagers who were clinging to trees and rooftops yesterday, as floodwaters ravaged southern Africa for the third straight week.

"Our pilots have seen people sitting on rooftops as the waters were rising ... unable to reach them," says a shaken Maj.