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Locust look alike insects invade Luweero

Luweero, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Agriculture authorities in Luweero district are investigating the invasion of insects similar to locusts in Bombo town council. On Wednesday, residents of Gogonya A, B and Mpakawewo villages in Bombo town council petitioned Luweero District Agriculture Office after sighting what looked like locusts. The insects …

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Desert locusts not destructive- Minister Rwamirama

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has said that the locusts that have invaded different parts of the country are mature and not destructive. According to the State Minister for Animal Husbandry Bright Rwamirama, although Government is prepared to spray the locusts, the current locusts in the country could just …

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LOCUSTS: Helicopters, pesticides heading to Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two helicopters have landed at Kololo grounds to airlift tons of pesticides headed to control the locust invasion in north eastern Uganda. The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on Sunday said the country is “reasonably prepared” to respond to the invasion of the desert …

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Destructive locust swarms arrive in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  A locust infestation sweeping the Horn of Africa reached Uganda on Sunday, a government minister said as the prime minister convened an emergency meeting to address the pest invasion. “The locusts entered Uganda today” from Kenya, said Moses Kizige, the minister in charge of the …

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Uganda to buy aircraft for aerial sprays

Nakaseke, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said government is planning to buy own aircraft for aerial sprays in response to locusts and other insects attacks in future. Uganda is on alert over reports that the swarm of the desert locusts is only about 60 kilometers from …

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Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts said Friday. Dense clouds of the ravenous insects have spread from Ethiopia and Somalia into Kenya, in …

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Fears rise as Desert Locusts drift towards Uganda

Severe Desert Locust outbreak threatens rural food security across East Africa  Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT |  A serious and widespread Desert Locust outbreak is destroying crops and pasture across eastern Ethiopia and neighbouring areas of Somalia, parts of Sudan, Eritrea and northern Kenya with a high risk of further …

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