Thursday, January 23, 2020

"The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security"

ABC:

One swarm measured 60 kilometers (37 miles) long by 40 kilometers (25 miles) wide

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one approach backfired in Kenya in recent days when the agriculture minister asked people to post photos on social media of suspected locusts, or “nzige” in Swahili.

A mocking series of images of warthogs, cats, lizards and other beasts followed, with pleas for help in identifying them, and the appeal was ended.