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Killing of Seven Health Workers, Shop Owner Shocks the Country

The bodies of seven health workers and a civilian were found on Thursday in a village north of Mogadishu, shocking residents, local authorities and elders said Friday. “We found the dead bodies of the seven young health workers and a shop owner outside Golaley village near Balad district, 30 kilometers north of Mogadishu, a day after they were abducted by men in Somali military fatigues,” Ahmed Mohamed Muse, a local elder cited. It was not clear who was responsible for the killing, but local elders, including Muse, accused Somali government…

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Safi Organics Turns Farm Waste into Black Gold and Poor Farmers into Entrepreneurs

Mwea Ngurubani County, Kenya– Mary Rigo has actually been a spinach and tomato farmer for the past years a couple of minute’s drive from here in Kirinyaga county, where she owns a two-acre farm about one hundred kilometres (simply over 60 miles) northwest of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. Rigo did not use fertilisers, relying rather on whatever fertility the land might offer to her veggie crops. She has meager resources, so utilizing fertilisers to increase her farm’s performance was not a choice. The years of attempting to grow adequate food without…

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Aerospace 

Uganda: Govt Obtains Aircraft to combat Desert Locusts

Uganda response group on desert locusts has actually gotten an aircraft from the Desert Locust Control Organisation of East Africa (DLCO-EA) to assist battle swarms of locusts that have actually attacked the country. The aircraft landed in Moroto airstrip on Friday evening after going through maintenance in Nairobi the day in the past, according to authorities on the team. Mr Evarist Magara, the Uganda representative for DLCO-EA, said the aircraft will be used for monitoring and aerial spray operations.  Mr Magara stated the organisation has been mainly helping Uganda react…

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Agriculture 

How to Protect Your Farm From Locusts

As several millions of locusts tear through Turkana wilderness to advance to greener grasslands in Uganda, emotions are high among local farmers across the country. Uganda is no new territory to locusts. Seventy years ago, they were devouring crops and feasting on the last tree leaf at the edge of the country. No one can pinpoint what exactly caused the return of locusts, but experts say the heavy rain experienced last year around the Horn of Africa and the Persian Gulf provided perfect humid conditions for the pests to breed…

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