The UN’S warning that Zimbabwe is facing a “looming food crisis” was seen as a blow to analysts who have argued that Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s widely condemned land reform programme was starting to pay dividends. Photograph: Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe is facing a “looming food crisis” with one in four people in rural areas at risk of hunger early next year, the highest number in half a deca(...)

Approximately 90 per cent of the villagers in Passkoto receive food aid. Photograph: Jenny Matthews

Sitting in front of her mud-and-straw hut, surrounded by her children, Djenabou Diallo waits. She waits for the food which she hopes her (...)