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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.