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The kinds of devastating droughts that claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people in Africa's Sahel region in the 1960's and 70's may represent a normal natural occurrence rather than an anomaly, according to new research. What's more, they may be but a foretaste of the catastrophic "Ëmegadroughts' that have periodically rocked the region for thousands of year. The dry spells that have brought well-documented and well-publicized disaster to millions of Africans in the last...
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