"It's shameful that the UDF party wants to take us back to the dark days,"

Mr Gwanda Chakuamba (2003)

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Lest we forget: Muluzi's legacy - A perfect famine

June 2, 2002: Jarson Mphezewa, a farmer in the village of Lovimbi, Malawi, 100 kilometers from Lilongwe, Malawi's capital (Photo: AFP).

What happens when everything that could go wrong does? In Malawi
bad weather, poor governance and profiteering have combined to create a
desperate situation. The international community faces the dilemma of
how to react when people face starvation due partly to the failures of
their own government. In the meantime, people are dying. "Since this
hunger started I have never seen a truck from the government leaving
maize," says Nurse Sister Modesta. "If nothing is coming these people
are going to die."

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