In urban Kenya, this time is described as Njanuary. A word coined from January and njaa (Swahili for hunger) to jointly mean the month of hunger. It is the dry season and the way the Sun is shining you would think someone challenged it to being the hottest thing on Earth. Making the Sun shine to levels bordering boasting; ‘am the hottest thing on Earth, let me remind you!’ Sun, we already know you the hottest thing on Earth, please stop showing off.
The Sun is busy shining, leaving behind a trail of scorched-bare farmlands, dried up riverbeds, and livestock dying of thirst and starvation. Some people have already run out of their food stock, and are in serious need of humanitarian aid to save them from death due to starvation and malnutrition.
Burkina Faso is one of the countries facing drought and food shortage. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention, Kahitouo Hien from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso has come up with a rather bizarre yet effective solution to the hunger problem. If people would be open-minded enough to try out his solution, that is!
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