Southern Africa drought woes hurt GDP growth in region

from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 24 Oct 2013 View Original
  • Zambia, Angola cut GDP forecast because of drought

  • Despite resource wealth, agriculture remain big employer

  • Normal rains expected for 2013/14 season - famine network

By Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo and Shrikesh Laxmidas

JOHANNESBURG/LUANDA Oct 24 (Reuters) - Spells of drought in southern African this year have hit agricultural output and hurt economic growth in countries such as Zambia and Angola, underscoring the lingering importance of farming to the resource-rich region's prosperity.

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