NAIROBI, KENYA - The government has stepped up efforts to mitigate the desert locust invasion that has affected eight counties. In a statement, Government Spokesman Col(Rtd) Cyrus Oguna said the infestation has caused serious damage to vegetation in the affected...
By Emmanuel Côme Mugisha, The New Times  Kigali, Rwanda - Southwestern Rwanda is predicted to receive more rains in the first three months of the year than the previous years, according to the latest national seasonal forecast. The outlook, released recently...
By Judith Akolo, KCB Channel/ NECJOGHA  IGAD - The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) says the severe Desert Locust outbreak in the region is threatening rural food security across East Africa. IGAD Executive Secretary Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu while  calling on Member...
Nairobi, Kenya - A desert locust infestation- the worst in 25 years- is spreading through Northern Kenya after wreaking havoc in Somalia and Ethiopia, posing a significant threat to Kenya’s food security. Kenyan Agriculture Minister Mwangi Kiunjuri told a press...
By Wilson Asiimwe, New Vision  Bundibugyo, Uganda-Several residents who camped at Bubukwanga refugee transit camp and Semuliki high in Bundibugyo are still waiting for assistance to rebuild their homes after floods destroyed their houses. https://twitter.com/UgandaRedCross/status/1214536302592512001?s=20  Over 1500 residents in Bundibugyo district, were...
By Judith Akolo and Adan Ibrahim, KBC/NECJOGHA NAIROBI, Kenya - Experts in insect physiology known as entomologists are attributing the desert locust invasion in the country to the favorable conditions brought about by the heavy rains experienced during the short...
ADDIS ABABA - Locusts are now affecting air travel in the Greater Horn of Africa after an Ethiopian Airlines flight destined for Dire Dawa had to abort landing today morning due to a locusts swarm and returned to Addis...
Kampala, Uganda - Uganda needs five billion shillings (US$ 1.4m) to avert a possible invasion of desert locusts, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. The announcement comes amidst an invasion of locusts which are threatening pastures...
BY David Luganda, AFMC/NECJOGHA Nairobi, Kenya - The Fifty Fourth Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 54) will be held in Mombasa, Kenya from 27 – 29 January 2020. GHACOF 54 will convene under the theme, "Managing Climate-Related Risks...
MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Australian officials took advantage of better weather on Monday to reopen roads blocked by wildfires and move some people to safety although thick smoke stalled rescue efforts and hundreds of people remained stranded. Fires have...

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