Tanzania: Locusts Spotted in Kilimanjaro

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    Moshi — The Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner, Ms Anna Mghwira, said on Monday, February 10, 2020 that locusts were spotted in a village in Moshi, Kilimanjaro before the swam disappeared.

    She said authorities were still not aware of where the swam flew to shortly after being spotted on Tanzania's soils.

    She said at the weekend, authorities received information that locusts were in Kenya, just about 50 kilometers away from the border with Tanzania.

    "On Saturday, we got information that the swam was 50 kilometers away from Tanzania's Mwanga area. We spoke to our colleagues at Taveta in Kenya and they told us that the swam had not yet reached their area. That gave us hope that so long as they have not reached Taveta in Kenya, then they were still far from us. However, in the evening yesterday (Sunday), they were spotted in Moshi and shortly disappeared," said Ms Mghwira.

    https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/news/1840340-5450592-aedpej/index.html

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    Africa locust invasion spreading, may become ‘most devastating plague’ in living memory, UN warns

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/africa-locust-invasion-spreading-united-nations

    Across the region, it has the potential “to be the most devastating plague of locusts in any of our living memories if we don't reduce the problem faster than we're doing at the moment,” U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said. “There is the risk of a catastrophe,” Lowcock said at the briefing. “The response today is not going to work unless there’s a big scale-up.”

    Tanzania: Let's Heed UN Warning Against Plague of Desert Locust Swarms:

    https://dailynews.co.tz/news/2020-02-115e4254841156a.aspx

    In Tanzania, the responsible authorities have warned of the possible invasion of the locusts, calling on individual persons to report any suspected invasion of the locusts in their neighbourhoods.

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    This calls for the involvement of the international community to curb the outbreak. Besides parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda, South Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti are also at great risk, according to FAO. This is what prompts to think of our preparedness in this regard.

    We say this bearing in mind that we still depend on rain-fed agriculture and these deadly insects threaten our food security and survival.
     

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    Coronavirus Pandemic in Asia...
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    UN to Uganda: Act now on locusts, don’t think for long:

    Countries in the Horn of Africa are in a race against time to tackle a desert locust invasion amidst ongoing humanitarian challenges, the United Nations has warned.

    The observation came just a day after swarms crossed into Uganda, through the northeastern districts of Amudat and Nakapiripirit from neighbouring Kenya. The infestation in Uganda also puts Tanzania and South Sudan on the watch list, according to Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.

    He said the infestation in Kenya is the worst in 70 years, while Somalia and Ethiopia are experiencing their worst outbreaks in 25 years, putting crop production, food security and millions of lives at risk. He said, “We do have a chance to nip this problem in the bud, but that’s not what we’re doing at the moment. We’re running out of time.”

    Latest Forecast showing the swarms moving north not south...

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    Cross your fingers maybe our Happy Hunting grounds will be spared?
     

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    I think they should just eat them. Locusts are pretty high in protein and can be preserved so just send as many people as possible with butterfly nets and keep them dried in barrels while having some over the fire.
     
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