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Kenya Food Taxes Cut As Four Die Of Hunger

NAIROBI, Kenya — An infant was left suckling on her mother’s lifeless body last week after the woman died of hunger in Kenya’s drought-stricken north. The heartbreaking scene is one reason the government on Wednesday cut taxes on maize…

NAIROBI, Kenya — An infant was left suckling on her mother’s lifeless body last week after the woman died of hunger in Kenya’s drought-stricken north. The heartbreaking scene is one reason the government on Wednesday cut taxes on maize and wheat.

Prices on food and fuel are rising globally, but higher costs are hitting residents in East Africa particularly hard.

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