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...
UN NEWS - Tijani Muhammad-Bande was addressing the International Organization for Renewable Energy High-Level meeting on the particular threat faced by Small Island Developing States, or SIDS, and their partners in development.  “Inaction will put at risk all life on...
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...
Kuruwitu Beach, Kenya - Kuruwitu Beach has become a model of how communities living along endangered marine zones can be involved in the protection and conservation of marine environments, and, in return reap, the benefits of the blue economy. The...
Schizophrenia affects millions of people around the world and is a chief contributor to disability. Researchers are still working to uncover all the risk factors that could facilitate the development of this condition. A new study suggests that air...
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...
By Javier Silas Omagor, Step FM/NECJOGHA Soroti, Uganda - Despite commencement of production by Soroti Fruit factory last year, fruit farmers in Teso Sub-region still claim that they are suffering with surplus produce. In interviews with several farmers said that they...
By Andrew Kaggwa, NECJOGHA Kampala, Uganda - The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has said that the current rains are likely to spill into January 2020 for most parts of the country. In a statement released by UNMA early this month...

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