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Drought threatens south of Mozambique

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13:34, January 16, 2012

MAPUTO, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- High temperatures and drought are threatening the agricultural production in two regions of Mozambique, according to the state radio on Sunday.

Massangena, which is in Gaza province in the south of the country, has been rainless for months. Crops are being killed, and the maize has started to dry. In the area of Homoine, things are going in the same way.

Authorities in the regions said the situation will be even worse if there will be no rain within a week.

Massangena is of the regions which have been seriously attacked by famine in Gaza since last year. According to Radio Mozambique, farmers are in a disarray now since the drought has accelerated the hardship.

On the contrary, the northern and central parts of the country are suffering the rains which are threatening to submerge the crops.

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