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Record 45 million people in
Southern Africa face hunger: UN

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Posted By: Ribicon, 1/17/2020 10:50:57 AM

Johannesburg—The United Nations World Food Programme said on Thursday that a record 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community faced growing hunger following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray. Southern Africa is in the grips of a severe drought, as climate change wreaks havoc in impoverished countries already struggling to cope with extreme natural disasters, such as Cyclone Idai which devastated Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in 2019. Zimbabwe, once the breadbasket of southern Africa, is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade, marked by soaring inflation and shortages of food, fuel, medicines and electricity.


A quintessentially African tale: black Marxist dictators murdered the white farmers, stole their land, and now the people are starving in "the breadbasket of the world" while the tyrants bask in luxury, funded by foreign aid money. Reuters and the UN blame Climate Change, which is caused by greedy Americans in their SUVs.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HPmatt 1/17/2020 11:00:44 AM (No. 290932)
They changed the S African 'constitution' last year to allow farms to be seized 'legally'....didn't take long for them to go full Argentina. Also think Capetown ran out of water last year, that couldn't help things either.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 1/17/2020 11:01:01 AM (No. 290934)
Southern Africa was the world's most prosperous and bounteous region - - until climate change ruined it! Impeach Trump!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MissMann 1/17/2020 11:03:26 AM (No. 290937)
Do NOT send money or food. It just keeps in power the people who put this area into this mess.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird 1/17/2020 11:05:31 AM (No. 290939)
Sorry, but my violin is at the dry cleaner’s….
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Reply 5 - Posted by: texaspast 1/17/2020 11:07:24 AM (No. 290942)
Right, OP. Let's get real. The reason Southern Africa is starving is because the countries in the region who were best able to feed the southern part of the continent decided to either kill or run off most of the people who actually knew how to raise crops in quantities. The land was 'redistributed' to people who at best could grow a kitchen garden for their own use in good years, but knew nothing about land management, irrigation, fertilizing, crop rotation, marketing, storage etc. So now that they don't have white farmers to blame for their problems, it must be whites somewhere else who are to blame. ALWAYS.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: previouslyon24 1/17/2020 11:11:46 AM (No. 290944)
"Economic disarray"might just as well describe Africa from its very beginning. I've wondered about how it is that if indeed all the human species supposedly originated from Africa why it is that since African inhabitants had hundreds if not thousands of years to advance prior to the development of, say, Europe, then why didn't Africans long ago fly to the moon, develop high tech nations that became first-world rather than third-world when it seemingly should have been just the opposite. Blaming climate for Africa's woes purposely ignores the actual reasons because the geography and climate conditions of Europe and N. America are arguably equal in their pluses and minuses for life and prosperity. So it has to be the humans that make the difference.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/17/2020 11:12:14 AM (No. 290945)
Sorry UN, but as long as you stand by silently while the genocide of whites (particularly farmers) is gearing up to go full blast in several of those nations, I cannot feel any kind of sympathy. The blacks of those nations are building this with their own tribal hatred of whites, and I don't believe it is our responsibility to ride to the rescue. These blacks who are building this need the condemnation of the world for this atrocity, not its sympathetic pats on the head.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: volksford 1/17/2020 11:41:18 AM (No. 290970)
Gee..who didn't see this coming ? My give a damn meter is broken.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog 1/17/2020 11:49:07 AM (No. 290977)
Africa will forever be cursed with despots and tyrants who use food as a weapon. You could give any country trillions of dollars to buy food and it would instead end up in one brute's Swiss bank account with kickbacks to politicians, as needed.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rather Read 1/17/2020 12:03:03 PM (No. 290987)
I remember when Capetown was so close to running out of water. And since I read a lot and don't depend on the handful of press that most people do, I know about the farms in South Africa. That area will get bad - really bad and the usual suspects will blame America.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: voxpopuli 1/17/2020 12:08:49 PM (No. 290990)
maybe they can emigrate.. to the Hague
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Reply 12 - Posted by: TLCary 1/17/2020 12:13:02 PM (No. 290993)
Record 1 in 4 people face North. Face? Want to define that exactly.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Quigley 1/17/2020 12:15:00 PM (No. 290994)
The marxists need agitated people to tear down the existing social structure. But agitated minds can not work at something, for example farming, for the long period it takes to learn the skill. So unavoidably what follows a marxist tsunami is incompetent and/or malicious devastation.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 1/17/2020 12:16:30 PM (No. 290995)
Marxism, killing more people. And Crazy Bernie wants it for us, and will have re-education camps for those who don't like it. Over my dead body. Literally.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: TruthFetish 1/17/2020 12:33:46 PM (No. 291008)
Zimbabwe was never the bread basket southern Africa. That was Rhodesia. Also known as the jewel of Africa. Zimbabwe has descended into hell - starting the moment Rhodesia became Zimbabwe.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Clinger 1/17/2020 12:58:56 PM (No. 291029)
Marxism is the only thing keeping mosquitoes from being the #1 killer of human beings.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: JHHolliday 1/17/2020 1:28:11 PM (No. 291068)
I have a white friend who lives in Zimbabwe. He is selling his house and getting out. He tells me the new guy is no better. The country is completely corrupt with the big men at the top living in luxury and the rest of the population dirt poor and starving. The average IQ in sub-Sahara Africa is around 70. The continent would be better off if it were re-colonized which the Chinese seem to be doing.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99 1/17/2020 1:31:09 PM (No. 291073)
Maybe that European colonialism wasn’t so bad after all, eh starving Africans?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 1/17/2020 1:31:47 PM (No. 291074)
Starvation in Africa is nothing new and will never change.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: GO3 1/17/2020 1:45:20 PM (No. 291086)
The UN and Africa was a match made in hell for decades. Watch the Siege of Jadotville if you have Netflix.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: JediJerry 1/17/2020 1:46:32 PM (No. 291089)
I suggest a trade deal and allow US farm imports in tariff-free. It's a win win deal.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DVC 1/17/2020 2:18:49 PM (No. 291106)
This is because we have given them modern medicine and helped with the infrastructure that this many could live at all. Those areas typically, 300 years ago, couldn't support even 15% of that number of people, given their total lack of technology and any form of government beyond the local tribal leader - good for maybe 20,000 people at the very largest and one, MAYBE two, generations before they killed each other and fell back to their huts, goats, clay pots and digging sticks. This part of the world has been a total failure for more than 5,000 years. Nothing is going to change that except a complete replacement of all the original people, and the entire dysfunctional, destructive culture. The thin veneer of civilization brought by the Rhodesians and South Africans was at the highest level. I have a friend who is a retired medical doc in RSA, but his children have emmigrated to Australia. Soon enough the veneer will be gone, and things will crumble that much faster. How many remember Dr. Christiaan Barnard, trained at Univ. of Cape Town who did the first ever heart transplant in the world in 1967? They were literally leading edge in the 60s. It is sad how far the black tribal Marxists (doubly damned) have brought things already in RSA. They have almost entirely destroyed Rhodesia (calling it Zimbabwe now). RSA will head downward, probably permanently.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Nimby 1/17/2020 2:26:35 PM (No. 291112)
What did UN do with all the tax payer dollars they received from the USA?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Heraclitus 1/17/2020 3:13:30 PM (No. 291143)
The Chinese have been making a big move into Africa, among other regions, for the minerals. They (from what I've read) build infrastructure ONLY for their purposes. There's nothing humanitarian about anything they do. Friends of ours volunteered on a hospital ship off the coast of West Africa and when they went on shore they were stunned by the level of poverty and disease. Here's the reason why we prefer nationalism over tribalism. And tribalism is the direction the Left in our Republic is trying to compel us. The primary motivation of Marxists is power. As Marxism is an end in itself, the natural course of things is brutish totalitarianism, nothing at all humanitarian. So the most brutal groups in power, and on the move to gain power, do not care if the people starve. In fact, a starving population is weaker, vulnerable, manipulable.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 1/17/2020 8:10:53 PM (No. 291324)
South Africa is the darling of American libs, who studiously look away from white genocide there, among the many other abuses of the ruling black kleptocracy.
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