In Somalia, hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes by severe flooding. South Sudan, parts of northern Kenya and Ethiopia have also been hit by extreme rainfall. But Somalia has been particularly affected with more than 300 thousand people have been made homeless. This is said to be some of the worst flooding the country has experienced in years, maybe decades.
It’s a different story in southern Africa where many parts of the region have been hit with a devastating drought. In Zimbabwe, animals have been affected the most as the lack of rain dries up water holes and grazing areas. More than 100 elephants have died in Zimbabwe’s wildlife reserves since September.
Is the increase of extreme weather events in Africa linked to climate change?
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