A swarm of desert locusts flies in Kipsing, near Oldonyiro, in Isiolo county, Kenya. Photo: FAO via APA swarm of desert locusts flies in Kipsing, near Oldonyiro, in Isiolo county, Kenya. Photo: FAO via AP
A swarm of desert locusts flies in Kipsing, near Oldonyiro, in Isiolo county, Kenya. Photo: FAO via AP

Amid the threat of coronavirus, new swarm of billions of locusts threatens millions in Africa

  • Swarm, some 20 times the size of an outbreak last year, is bearing down on vulnerable population centres
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A swarm of desert locusts flies in Kipsing, near Oldonyiro, in Isiolo county, Kenya. Photo: FAO via APA swarm of desert locusts flies in Kipsing, near Oldonyiro, in Isiolo county, Kenya. Photo: FAO via AP
A swarm of desert locusts flies in Kipsing, near Oldonyiro, in Isiolo county, Kenya. Photo: FAO via AP
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