Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has declared a “state of disaster” in many rural areas hit by a severe drought.The persistent drought means the country’s had to resort to importing grain. But that’s not been enough. Zimbabwe’s Public Works Ministry says 26 percent of the population face food shortages. That’s almost three million people. President Mugabe says low farm yields and erratic rains are to blame. He’s also citing recently lifted sanctions imposed by the west as a reason. Government has vowed to hold an audit to ensure all the country’s agricultural land is used to its full capacity.