In parts of Africa famine is a war strategy
The UN has a tendency to see famines as a byproduct of war, but the reality is that in many African countries it is a deliberate strategy to starve out adversaries. This is what happened in Somalia when the US blundered into the Blackhawk Down fiasco while trying to feed one of the sides that the warlords were fighting against It is a relatively easy strategy to execute in a country where the food production is fragile. Sudan has also had similar "strategic famines."The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years. There have also been warnings of famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.