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Zambia warns climate change has led to worst drought in a century

Zambia warns climate change has led to worst drought in a century
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Zambia is experiencing its worst drought in a century and the country says that climate change is to blame.

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has said the African country's drought is “a stark reminder of what climate change is doing to our environment," Reuters reports.

Reports from the Zambezi River Authority show that water flow at Victoria Falls is at its lowest since 1995, and far below the long-term average, according to the news outlet.

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Reuters reported that the flow at Victoria Falls, a huge international tourist attraction, is sometimes just a trickle. 

“In previous years, when it gets dry, it’s not to this extent," Dominic Nyambe, who caters to tourists on the Zambian side of the falls, told Reuters.

The drought in southern Africa is causing widespread crop failure and affecting around 45 million people.

Countries of the world are currently in Madrid for the COP25 to discuss strategies to stop the catastrophic warming being caused by greenhouse gas emissions.