Swarms of desert locusts that are already destroying swathes of crops across East Africa have now reached crisis-stricken South Sudan.
In the summer of 2019, as warm of locust migrated from Yemen across the Red Sea and Gulf of Eden into Ethiopia and Somalia. This in itself isn’t particularly uncommon as the areas around the Red Sea are an important
Uganda is the latest country to be invaded by swarms of locusts ina crisis that already threatens crops in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.
Somalia has declared a national emergency over a number of large locust swarms that are spreading across East Africa.
Kenya is facing an “unprecedented threat” from its worst swarm of desert locusts in decades, authorities in the country say.
The UN food security agency fears more than 5.5 million people in South Sudan could face hunger in 2020.
The European Union (EU) has allocated €50 million to help fight the spread of Ebola and malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
More than half a million people have been affected by floods in Somalia, according to the latest figures from the United Nations.
Kenya is set to launch a weather modelling system to help farmers protect their crops and cope with the devastation caused by floods and drought conditions.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has ambitious plans for the next three financial years: the taxman is aiming to almost double the number of taxpayers to seven million, both by encouraging taxpayers to pay their fair share, blocking delinquent taxpayers