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Second wave of locusts emerges in east Africa

According to this article in Quartz Africa, a new wave of desert locust swarms is forming in East Africa (including Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia). Wet conditions mean that the locusts are likely to continue to breed. It is feared that many farmers could lose their newly planted crops. Efforts to control the swarms through aerial spraying have been slowed by the coronavirus crisis.

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29 Apr 2020
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Image: christels, Desert locust insect, Pixabay, Pixabay Licence
Image: christels, Desert locust insect, Pixabay, Pixabay Licence
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