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Locust threat in East Africa increases

Countries in East Africa are racing against time to prevent new swarms of locusts wreaking havoc on crops and livelihoods after the worst infestation...

Drones to deploy in fight against locusts

The UN will test drones equipped with mapping sensors and atomisers to spray pesticides in parts of east Africa battling an invasion of desert...

Locusts threaten food security in East Africa

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Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are dealing with desert locust swarms of “unprecedented size and destructive potential” that could spill over into more East African...

Centre rallies East Africa against extremists

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East Africa stretches from the mountains of Eritrea south through the Great Rift Valley, which burrows from Djibouti across Ethiopia and into Kenya. Somalia...

HMS Dragon seizes huge narcotics haul in Gulf

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The Royal Navy vessel HMS Dragon has recorded a second major drugs bust in under a fortnight - this time seizing 1.6 million Pounds...

Piracy grew off East Africa in 2017

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Pirate activity off East Africa doubled in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a new report, indicating that Somali criminal...

African leaders to hold summit on Burundi as violence continues

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East African leaders will meet on Sunday at a special summit to discuss the crisis in Burundi, where police and protesters continue...

Chinese submarine on its way to Somalia for anti-piracy patrols

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China is for the first time sending a submarine to the coast of East Africa to take part in anti-piracy patrols and...

East African states to cooperate to close borders to criminals

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East African countries need to work together on tightening porous borders to help halt the movement of militants, drug traffickers and other...

East Africa seeks help to stem surge in heroin smuggling

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East African states worried by a surge in heroin smuggling via their Indian Ocean ports want to boost intelligence sharing and possibly...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...