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12 Feb 2018 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops, and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. It can have a number of generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night. Its modality of introduction along with its biological and ecological adaptation across Africa are still speculative.

01 Mar 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By EUNICE OMOLLO

In Summary

  • The MPs, drawn from seven countries in Africa, met in Nairobi last week, where they also declared to harmonise their legislations and coordinate interventions to accelerate the abandonment of FGM in the region.

22 May 2014 description
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Extreme weather drives displacement from the Horn of Africa

UN University and Norwegian Refugee Council: Thousands of people in the Horn of Africa are at risk of being displaced across borders as extreme weather increases in frequency.

07 May 2014 description

Index Number: AFR 01/010/2014

At the 55th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, Amnesty International drew attention to forced evictions, highlighting examples from Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt.

21 Mar 2013 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

In Focus 1
North Africa 2
Northeast Africa 4
Horn of Africa 5

11 Feb 2013 description

This month’s Conflict Trends report provides an overview of violent conflict trends and patterns in Africa in January 2013.

23 Jan 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 23 January (IRIN) - Health officials have expressed concern over the high rates of bilharzia - a waterborne parasite that attacks the liver, lungs and eyes of humans - among children living around the vital regional water resource of Lake Victoria.

18 Sep 2000 description

The foreign operations appropriations bill for FY 2001 is currently being acted on by the Senate and will soon go to a conference committee. Within this bill is funding for the Migration and Refugee Affairs (MRA) account. From the MRA account the U.S. makes contributions to UNHCR, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and others who protect and assist refugees around the world.