GUINEA: Record cold snap destroys crops, kills hundreds of animals

GUINEA: Record cold snap destroys crops, kills hundreds of animals

http://www.irinnews.org
20 February 2009

DAKAR, 20 February 2009 (IRIN) – Near-freezing temperatures in north-central Guinea in January destroyed crops and livestock on which thousands of people depend for food as well as cash.

Elderly locals told IRIN they had never seen cold this intense in Mali, a town in Guinea’s Labé region.

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