Killing pests and diseases with egg shells
29 January 2022 | 10:48 am
Organic farming is rapidly gaining momentum in East Africa given its importance in safe food production. In Uganda, particularly, there is a shift to organic pesticides and some farmers now use eggshells as an organic pest control for tomatoes.
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Children in Somalia are dying of hunger. Half the country’s population is in need of food aid and Islamist militant group al Shabab exacerbates the situation by blocking aid to a starving population. Deutsche Welle reports from the south of the country.
Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia are grappling with an increasing number of young people becoming addicted to a substance known as kush or K2. Abuse of the drug has already killed several people in the region.
The Pentagon revealed on Thursday that U.S. forces conducted an assault in northern Somalia the day before and killed Bilal-al-Sudani, an ISIS leader in the country who has played a key role funding operations around the world — including in Afghanistan where 13 US service members were killed in a 2021 ISIS bombing
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Children are exposed to air pollution levels far higher than WHO recommendations, the European Environmental Agency found. Additionally, the report did not include major polluters like the United Kingdom and Russia.
The desperate rush to leave Khartoum continues. Sudanese and foreigners take advantage of openings left by a delicate ceasefire to try to get out of the Sudanese capital. Also, an African child is killed by malaria every 60 seconds – the region suffers from 95 percent of all cases in the world. The WHO aims to wipe out the disease by 2030, as our team in Gabon reports. Finally, Conakry celebrates African identity during its 72-hour literary festival.
The suspect reportedly shot his neighbors after he was accused of firing a gun in his yard. The arrest ends a mass search operation that involved more than 250 law enforcement personnel.
A special team has been appointed by local authorities to investigate the incident in northern Mexico. The state of Baja California, where the attack occurred, has faced numerous homicides linked to gangs.
The Sudanese army has accused the Rapid Support Forces militia of killing the governor of the West Darfur Province, Khamis Abdalla Abakar in a statement issued on Thursday. In the same vein, the paramilitary RSF said the rogue elements should be held responsible for Abakar's death.
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