25 March 17

Uganda invaded by crop-killing armyworm caterpillars

Uganda has confirmed a plague of fall armyworm caterpillars has infested 20 districts, putting a million tonnes of maize at risk if the infestation isn’t controlled urgently.

24 March 17

Burundi: 6 people killed by floods in Bujumbura

At least six people have been killed during torrential rains that caused floods, landslides and widespread damage in Burundi’s capital city.

23 March 17

Deadly violence erupts in drought-stricken parts of Kenya

Dozens of people have been killed during violent clashes between rival farming tribes in drought-stricken parts of Kenya.

19 March 17

Ethiopia: Rubbish dump landslide kills at least 60

At least 60 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a landslide at Ethiopia’s largest rubbish dump.

13 March 17

German NGO warns of famine risk in Ethiopia

The executive director of German NGO, Menschen für Menschen (People for People), warns that Ethiopia risks enduring another famine in the near future.

01 March 17

Somalia declares drought a ‘national disaster’

Somalia’s president has declared a national disaster in the country as it continues to grapple with a prolonged drought.

24 January 17

Small plot farmers in East Africa go digital with new agtech platform

Small plot farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are going digital with a new agtech platform launched by Mastercard.

19 January 17

Tanzania: We have plenty of food, ministers tell public

Tanzania’s prime minister and minister of agriculture both reassured the public this week that the country has plenty of food, amid doubt concerns in the East African nation.

11 September 16

Tanzania: Earthquake Kills 16 People, More than 250 Injured

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 16 people and injured more than 250 in northwest Tanzania.

06 September 16

East Africa Steps Up Fight Against Crippling Maize Disease

East African nations are making steady progress in the battle against a crippling maize disease that’s ravaging crops in the region.


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