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Africa’s locust outbreak to worsen

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/10/20, 12:26 pm

A second wave of locusts, up to 20 times the size of the one plaguing East Africa now, is expected to hit several countries in the region in the coming months. The Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Kenya, and South Sudan are battling the worst locust outbreak in 70 years. Favorable breeding conditions in May likely will trigger a new round of swarms during the start of the harvest season in late June and July, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization said on Wednesday.

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The altered face of Easter 2020

International | Stay-at-home orders and social distancing mark the culmination of Holy Week in Jerusalem and elsewhere
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/09/20, 08:38 pm

ISRAEL: Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa will be empty on Good Friday, as Christians around the world mark Holy Week events leading to Easter under the restrictions of COVID-19.

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U.K. prime minister still hospitalized

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/07/20, 11:30 am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care after testing positive for the coronavirus but is stable. Johnson, 55, the first head of state to test positive for COVID-19, is receiving oxygen but is not on a ventilator at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

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