Fears of Desert Locust resurgence in Horn of Africa, UN

The Desert Locust crisis which struck the greater Horn of Africa region earlier this year threatening food supplies for millions, could re-escalate as recent strong winds carried mature swarmlets from southern Somalia into eastern and northeastern Kenya, the UN Food...

Ethiopia Plans More Control Measures to Combat New Locust Swarms

Ethiopia, already struggling to suppress a desert-locust infestation that’s the worst in decades, will escalate efforts to control the insects as it receives two new swarms a day. Five of the Horn of Africa nation’s nine regions — including Oromia, Amhara and Tigray —...