Tag Archives: Food security

19 February 20

Locust invasion reaches South Sudan as crisis expands

Swarms of desert locusts that are already destroying swathes of crops across East Africa have now reached crisis-stricken South Sudan.

19 February 20

2020 will be the Year of the Grasshopper for East Africa

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
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10 February 20

Locusts invade Uganda as East African crisis expands

Uganda is the latest country to be invaded by swarms of locusts ina crisis that already threatens crops in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

05 February 20

Somalia declares national emergency over locust swarms

Somalia has declared a national emergency over a number of large locust swarms that are spreading across East Africa.

11 January 20

Kenya: swarm of desert locusts worst in decades

Kenya is facing an “unprecedented threat” from its worst swarm of desert locusts in decades, authorities in the country say.

13 December 19

UN: Escalating food crisis in South Sudan

The UN food security agency fears more than 5.5 million people in South Sudan could face hunger in 2020.

03 December 19

DRC: EU allocates €50 million to fight Ebola and malnutrition

The European Union (EU) has allocated €50 million to help fight the spread of Ebola and malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

21 November 19

Somalia: More than half a million people affected by floods

More than half a million people have been affected by floods in Somalia, according to the latest figures from the United Nations.

20 November 19

Kenya develops ‘Climate Atlas’ to protect food supply

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.

01 February 19

Kenyans should support the KRA’s move to broaden tax compliance

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
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