Southern Africa: Weekly Report (13 to 19 May 2014)

On Tuesday 20 May 2014, Malawi will hold its fifth general elections since attaining multi-party democracy in 1994.

Attacks by armed bandits known as dahalo continue to be reported.

National cereal production is provisionally forecasted at 122,390 tons, reflecting an increase of 50% from last season's harvest but still 2% below average.

South Africa:
The expected commercial maize crop for 2014 is 13.029 million tons, which is about 1,300 million tons more than the 11,690 million tons of the previous season.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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