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Desert locusts' destructive infestations cause significant crop damage and hunger [Njeri Mwangi-Reuters]

Somalia declares emergency over locust swarms

The country’s Ministry of Agriculture said the insects, which consume large amounts of vegetation, posed “a major threat to Somalia’s fragile food security situation”.

17-year-old girl commits suicide in Kano over mother’s divorce

A 17-year-old girl, Sadiya Shehu of Tudun Murtala quarters, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State has committed suicide on Monday over a misunderstanding between her parents that led to divorce of her mother.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019, by the Mission Aviation Fellowship shows people on a roof surrounded by flooding in an area affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. Cyclone Idai tore into the centre of Mozambique on the night of March 14 before barreling on to neighbouring Zimbabwe, bringing flash floods and ferocious winds, and washing away roads and houses. The Red Cross said 90 percent of Beira and its surrounds are “damaged or destroyed”. (Photo by Rick Emenaket / Mission Aviation Fellowship / AFP)

Rescuers race to save marooned after killer Mozambique storm

Rescue workers in Mozambique were racing against time to pluck people off trees and rooftops Tuesday after a monster storm reaped a feared harvest of more than 1,000 lives before smashing into Zimbabwe.

How beekeeping can grow economy

Agricultural scientists observe that apiculture — scientific rearing of honey bees — can contribute tremendous amount in value to the economy of any nation that harnesses the potential in the sector.
Crickets

Eating crickets is good for your health – researchers

Consuming crickets can help support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and may also reduce inflammation in the body.

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South Africa ‘sterilised pregnant HIV patients without consent’

A South African inquiry into the forced sterilisation of dozens of HIV-positive pregnant women said Monday that their rights had been breached, and called for government action.

Coronavirus scare: Bus passengers from Italy blocked in France

Passengers who arrived by bus in Lyon in southeast France Monday from Milan in Italy were kept onboard after the driver was hospitalised with symptoms similar to those caused by the new coronavirus, security sources said.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Monday fixed April 1 to hear an appeal filled by the Oyo State Government challenging a court order not to dissolve the 33 local government chairmen and 35 LCDA.

LG crisis: Appeal court fixes April 1 to hear Oyo government’s case

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Monday fixed April 1 to hear an appeal filled by the Oyo State Government challenging a court order not to dissolve the 33 local government chairmen and 35 LCDA.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Bayelsa guber: Supreme Court fixes date to hear APC application

The Supreme Court has fixed February 26 to hear an application filed by the All Progressive Congress (APC), asking it to reverse a judgement that sacked David Lyon as governor-elect of Bayelsa State.
Kevin-Prince Boateng has expressed his amazement after Besiktas failed to earn a win over Turkish Super Lig leaders Trabzonspor on Saturday.

Kevin-Prince Boateng surprised by Besiktas’ failure to beat Trabzonspor

Kevin-Prince Boateng has expressed his amazement after Besiktas failed to earn a win over Turkish Super Lig leaders Trabzonspor on Saturday.