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“…East Africa faces new locust threat”

” Countries in East Africa are racing against time to prevent new swarms of locusts wreaking havoc with crops and livelihoods after the worst infestation in generations… Locust swarms have been recorded in the region since biblical times, but unusual … Continue reading

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“Plague of locusts threatens East African economies as UN sounds alarm”

In recent days, locust swarms have begun to impact South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania, having already decimated crops throughout Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti. Moody’s said the infestation will “test existing food storage in fragile Horn of Africa … Continue reading

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“U.N. alarmed by locust outbreak on verge of ‘plague'”

“Amid a locust infestation in East Africa threatening to explode to biblical proportions, the United Nations is warning that the already vulnerable region “simply cannot afford another major shock.” Swarms of billions of insects are destroying crops in Kenya, the … Continue reading

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“US neutralizes top al-Qaeda leader in Yemen… 5 years after ‘promoting’ him with previous drone strike”

“The leader of al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was killed in a counter-terrorism raid in Yemen, US President Donald Trump has stated. The group may be no closer to defeat then in 2015, when its last “emir” was killed. … Continue reading

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“Russian, Turkish military specialists among hundreds killed & injured in Syria’s Idlib terrorist attacks – Moscow”

“Terrorists took over the Idlib de-escalation zone and carried out thousands of attacks in the last two months, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that the West is portraying them as “moderate opposition.”… In December 2019 there were … Continue reading

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OUTBREAKS AROUND THE WORLD: H5N8 VIRUS IN SAUDI ARABIA

“H5N8: Saudi Arabia reports outbreak of HIGHLY pathogenic bird flu virus” “An outbreak of a particularly contagious bird flu virus has been reported in Saudi Arabia, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) warns, as the world struggles to contain … Continue reading

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“‘Million-Man March’ kicks off in Baghdad to demand US troop pullout…”

“A massive demonstration –called for by a prominent Shia cleric– has flooded the streets of the Iraq’s capital Baghdad, with thousands voicing their anger at the US military presence there. Early on Friday morning, throngs of protesters – men and … Continue reading

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