Bandits attack Katsina village, abduct head’s daughter, Global coronavirus cases over 9.3million and more
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Second wave of locusts threatens Kenya's food supply
A new generation of desert locusts is threatening Kenya. Estimates indicate that, if left unchecked, the swarms will be 20 times worse than those that hit the region just two months ago. The UN warns that the locusts pose "an unprecedented threat" to food security and livelihoods.
Crisis within a crisis: virus exacerbates food insecurity in Africa
The coronavirus pandemic risks disrupting food supplies to hundreds of millions of people across Africa. Efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 may exacerbate food insecurity that was already gripping parts of the continent before the health emergency. We speak to the FAO's Director of Emergencies, Dominique Burgeon. We also take a closer look at the situation in Kenya.
London Marathon winner Wanjiru suspended for alleged doping
Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru, the winner of the 2017 London Marathon, has been provisionally suspended for "use of a prohibited substance/method".
Probe ordered into fatal shooting of Kenyan teenager during virus curfew
Kenya's strict coronavirus curfew is blamed for the death of a 13-year-old boy at the hands of police and South Africa sends testing teams into townships in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. Also, Ethiopia postpones its landmark August election due to the pandemic and Madagascar launches an emergency plan to help those forced to stop work.
Nairobi streets disinfected as Kenya increases coronavirus measures
Nairobi streets disinfected as Kenya increases coronavirus measures.
Kenya elephant sanctuary takes lead in hiring women
Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in northern Kenya is one of few reserves to employ women, elephant keepers. Here, in East Africa's first community-owned and run elephant sanctuary, workers rescue, rehabilitate and 'rewild' orphaned and abandoned elephant calves.
Kenya's Safaricom is keen on Huawei 5G
Beijing is currently Africa's biggest trading partner and the relationship is set to deepen if Kenya moves forward with a possible contract for China's Huawei to roll out its 5G network. Also, we hear from some of the Nigerian businesspeople whose enterprises are going from strength to strength with a bit of online savoir-faire. And many members of the French Caribbean diaspora have headed to Ivory Coast to start new lives, a move that has led to celebration and the creation of a Caribbean-style carnival