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  • Mugabe: Corn to Blame for Zimbabwe Famine

    09/17/2005 5:35:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,356+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/17/05 | Michelle Faul - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - The African leader some call a hero and others a destructive despot suggests people in his country aren't hungry, they just can't eat their favorite food. President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, said in an interview with The Associated Press that his people are "very, very happy" though aid agencies report 4 million of 11.6 million face famine. "You describe it as if we have a whole cemetery," Mugabe said of a reporter's description of the southern African nation's dire straits, blaming "continuous years of drought." The problem is reliance on corn, he said during Friday's interview, "but...