‘This Is Huge’: Worst Locust Swarm in Decades Destroy Crops in East Africa

(KATITIKA, Kenya) — 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 … Read More

Somalia declares emergency over locust swarms

The UN says the situation in the Horn of Africa is the worst in 25 years – EPA Somalia has declared a national emergency as large swarms of locusts spread across east Africa. The country’s Ministry of Agriculture said the … Read More

At least 100 killed since start of heavy rains

‘We are urging people to move to safe grounds. Of course, it’s uncomfortable. But at this time we’d rather they feel funny but safe’. Villagers mill around a house that had collapsed and killing one person on spot over ongoing … Read More

Global desert: Drought turning the planet into a tinderbox

Drought is turning many areas of the globe into arid wastelands. Excessive heat has cost lives, ruined crops and created water shortages. The effects are being felt from South America to the Arctic Circle. Australia: ‘Land of drought’ Australian Prime … Read More

US gives $91 million in additional food aid to drought-hit Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Aug 31 (Reuters) – USAID administrator Mark Green on Thursday said the United States would give an additional $91 million in emergency food assistance to help ward off starvation in areas in the south of the country teetering … Read More