A ranger is surrounded by desert locusts as he and a ground team relay the coordinates of the swarm to a plane spraying pesticides, in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya. Photo: AP

Plague fears as massive East Africa locust outbreak spreads

  • Swarms of locusts have devastated food supplies in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. They were reported in Uganda on Sunday
  • Current upsurge could become a plague if outbreak isn’t contained
Topic |   Africa

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A ranger is surrounded by desert locusts as he and a ground team relay the coordinates of the swarm to a plane spraying pesticides, in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya. Photo: AP