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Locust Swarms Alert Raised In Egypt And Sudan

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Locust Swarms Alert Raised In Egypt And Sudan

Locusts alerts have been raised in Egypt and Sudan where other swarms are expected. Locust swarms are threatening red sea nations. Saudi Arabia was the first to be hit.  Egyptian agriculture pest control units have traveled to southern Egypt to purge the expected locust swarms.

Egyptian locust control bases near the Sudanese border has declared a state of emergency.   It says, pest control teams have spread in the southern part to battle the earliest signs, and eliminate them immediately as they appear. Experts say that exceptional rain last October and November have created the perfect environment for locusts’ reproduction during their mating season.

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Authority says, exploration teams are currently inspecting rain and greenery areas to eradicate the pests from their source nests. Ground and air control teams are on standby, and the government has instructed farmers in the area to prepare their pesticides against possible attacks.

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In 2013, Egypt saw its largest locust swarm in decades. Some estimated 30 million locusts had invaded Cairo, the Delta and Egyptian deserts. That has created the expertise and infrastructure that made Egypt quite prepared for this anticipated attack.

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Withdrawal Of Burundian Soldiers In Somalia Begins

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AU Begins Withdrawal Of 1,000 Burundian Soldiers From Somalia

A Burundian official says the AU`s decision to withdraw a thousand soldiers from the regional force in Somalia has begun.

The official, said on Thursday at least 200 soldiers have boarded a flight from Somalia to Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura. He says, more soldiers are expected to be flown back from Burundi in the coming weeks.

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The African Union says it plans to withdraw thousands of its troops from Somalia by the end of 2020. The AU force, made up of soldiers from several African countries, has tried for years to secure the horn of Africa country against Al-Shabab Islamic extremist rebel.

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Kenya Court Delays Ruling On Gay Sex Till May

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Supporters and opponents of gay rights said on Friday they accepted a decision by Kenya’s high court to delay for another three months a ruling on whether to strike down a colonial-era law banning gay sex.

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The ruling, potentially a landmark decision for gay rights in Africa, was due to be issued on Friday, but the court said it needed until late May to reach a decision.

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Judge Chacha Mwita told a packed court in the capital, Nairobi, that the extra time was necessary because of the voluminous paperwork submitted in the case.

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Same-sex relationships are illegal in more than 70 countries, almost half of them in Africa.

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Gunmen Attack Anadarko Convoy In Northern Mozambique

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Gunmen Attack Anadarko Convoy In Northern Mozambique

Gunmen in Northern Mozambique have attacked a convoy of vehicles belonging to an American oil and gas company, Anadarko – the first such attack in an area where an Islamist militant group is active.

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Anadarko is expected to spend more than $20 billion dollars on the gas project close to the Tanzania border.

At least four persons from the firm were injured when more than a dozen unidentified gunmen ambushed the convoy in Cabo Delgado province.

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A jihadist group, Al-Shabab, with no known links to the Somali jihadist group of the same name, has carried out frequent attacks on isolated villages since 2017.

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Correspondents say if the same group was behind this attack, it could mark a significant shift in its tactics and threaten Mozambique’s fledgling gas industry.

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