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14 Feb 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Scientists are calling for urgent action to contain the spread of a pest that is destroying maize crops and spreading rapidly across Africa.

Researchers tracking a crop-destroying caterpillar known as the fall armyworm say it is now spreading rapidly across mainland Africa and could reach tropical Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years, threatening agricultural trade.

The fall armyworm moth has dark-gray, mottled forewings with light and dark splotches, and a noticeable white spot near the extreme end of each.

26 Feb 2010 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By ELIAS MBAO, Nation Correspondent in LusakaPosted Friday, February 26 2010 at 17:04

The Red Cross Society and the Zambian government have started evacuating Lusaka floods victims to a makeshift camp in the Independence Stadium, the aid agency said on Friday.

As at now, at least 161 households in densely populated townships of Lusaka affected by floods have registered to be relocated, Zambia Red Cross Society public relations manager James Zulu said.

"The floods situation is pathetic in Lusaka," Mr Zulu said.