East Africa faces its most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years, according to Kenyan authorities. Swarms of the pesky insects are posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. The Kenya-based east African regional body IGAD, says an “extremely dangerous increase” in locust swarm activity is being reported in Kenya. One swarm measured 60 kilometers long by 40 kilometers wide in the country’s northeast.
The World Health Organization warns that the Coronavirus outbreak in China represents a “high global risk” but stopped short of declaring a global public health emergency. The number of confirmed cases rose to over five hundred, with at least eighteen deaths in China. Authorities are taking strict measures to try to halt the spread of the disease.
Trouble is brewing for Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos. The nation’s chief prosecutor says authorities could issue an international arrest warrant if she fails to cooperate with a fraud investigation in which she has been named as a suspect.
Six Rwandan opposition figures jailed for 7 to 12 years after being convicted of forming an illegal armed group and conspiring against the government, according to state radio. The six belonged to the FDU-INKINGI party, formerly led by Victoire Ingabire, an outspoken critic of President Paul Kagame. Gatera Gashabana, the lawyer for the six, says they will appeal their conviction and sentences.
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