African Crisis: The Starving Turn to Murder in Malawi ; Aid Donors and Government Engage in a War of Words While Famine and Brutality Stalk a Once-Bountiful Nation
Walsh, Declan, The Independent (London, England)
James Black paid a high price for three cobs of maize. After accusing him of stealing from their field, four men launched a vicious attack. Ignoring the farm labourer's protestations of innocence, they bound him, beat him bloody and dragged him down a dirt track. Then, using a razor, they sliced off his ears.
When a friend found James, one ear was stuffed in his pocket. "It is the hunger," he says now in simple explanation. Desperation has collided with hunger in Malawi, the once-bountiful nation now at the heart of southern Africa's looming famine. The consequences have been terrible.
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Publication information: Article title: African Crisis: The Starving Turn to Murder in Malawi ; Aid Donors and Government Engage in a War of Words While Famine and Brutality Stalk a Once-Bountiful Nation. Contributors: Walsh, Declan - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 28, 2002. Page number: 20. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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