December 1, 2020

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Coronavirus live news: Spain exceeds 500,000 cases after 2,440 new infections in a day

Spain case total now at 525,549; French expert warns over case rate in France; Scottish...

Spain case total now at 525,549; French expert warns over case rate in France; Scottish government could ‘put brakes’ on lockdown easing

7.34pm BST

An estimated 45 million people in southern Africa are food insecure, with the number of people without access to adequate affordable and nutritious food up 10% from last year, the World Food Program said.

The Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with climate change and the struggling economies of several countries, are the main causes of the food insecurity, said international aid organisations in a webinar organised by the Foreign Correspondents Association of Southern Africa.

Southern Africa has faced impacts of climate change for the past four years nonstop. … I have witnessed the short-lived hope in peoples eyes these past four years when seeds are distributed or exchanged in the hope for a better yield next season, only to be disappointed by more climate disasters.

Covid-19 is exposing the existing systematic weaknesses of the regional policies meant to develop resilient food security.

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