Hundreds of thousands of locusts are swarming across the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia's capital. The swarms are destroying vegetation and pastures in an area popular with tourists.
Biblical locust swarms are laying waste to southern Africa's crops. But lessons learnt from a similar plague in East Africa show that regional cooperation and early detection are key to avoiding an equally big disaster.
Desert locusts have been ravaging East Africa. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization warns of a food crisis. The main response has been spraying the areas affected with pesticides. But more needs to be done.
East Africa is battling its worst locust invasion in decades. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, countries are fighting to stop a new generation of locusts swarms, which could jeopardize food security.
The worst locust outbreak in decades has devastated crops in East Africa and shows no signs of stopping. What are these ravenous insects, and what's being done to stop them?
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