East Africa faces new locust threat
A swarm of desert locusts flies over a ranch near the town on Nanyuki in Laikipia county, Kenya, February 21, more
A lack of expertise in controlling the pests is not their only problem: Kenya temporarily ran out of pesticidemore
Locust swarms have been recorded in the region since biblical times, but unusual weather patterns exacerbated more
Newly hatched desert locusts are seen on the road in Archers Post, Kenya. Warmer seas are creating more rain, more
Samburu men look at a swarm of newly hatched desert locusts on a tree near Archers Post, Kenya. In Ethiopia thmore
If left unchecked, the number of locusts in East Africa could explode 400-fold by June. That would devastate hmore
Uganda has deployed the military. Kenya has trained hundreds of youth cadets to spray. Lacking pesticides, sommore
A Samburu man walks through a swarm of newly hatched desert locusts on a road near Archers Post, Kenya. Everyomore
The impact so far on agriculture, which generates about a third of East Africa's economic output, is unknown, more
A swarm of locusts flies over a ranch near Nanyuki, Kenya. In Kenya, the region's wealthiest and most stable cmore
Newly hatched desert locusts feed of a bush near Archers Post, Kenya. This month, Kenya ran out of pesticide fmore
A man attempts to fend off locusts at a ranch near Nanyuki, Kenya. Locusts have a life cycle of three months. more
Samburu men look at newly hatched desert locusts on a tree near Archers Post, Kenya. After the locusts' first more
The rains that blessed the region with a bumper crop last year after a prolonged drought also brought a curse.more
Locusts hatched in Yemen, largely ignored in the chaos of the civil war. They migrated across the Red Sea to tmore
The rains awoke the dormant eggs then stronger and more numerous cyclones scattered the insects. Eight cyclonemore
FAO said containing the plague will cost at least $138 million. So far, donors have pledged $52 million. Failumore
A man attempts to fend off a swarm of desert locusts at a ranch near the town of Nanyuki in Laikipia county, Kmore
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