U.N. warns of 'major shock' as Africa locust outbreak spreads

World Feb 11, 2020

U.N. warns of 'major shock' as Africa locust outbreak spreads

Uganda scrambled to respond to the arrival of the biggest locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in decades, while the United Nations warned Monday that "we simply cannot afford another major shock" to an already vulnerable region. An emergency government meeting hours ...

Worst locust swarms in decades threaten crops in East Africa

World Jan 26, 2020

Worst locust swarms in decades threaten crops in East Africa

The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insects from feasting on their crops in the rural community Katitka. The worst ...

World / Social Issues Dec 19, 2019

Nearly 700,000 displaced by east Congo violence, MSF says

Nearly 700,000 people have been displaced by violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Wednesday, pointing to "worrying" cases of malnutrition and sexual violence. In a press release, it said more than 687,500 displaced people were now living in ...