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Locust outbreak devastating East Africa hits South Sudan

2020-02-19 08:43:38       source:Fox news

February 19, 2020 

A locust outbreak devastating parts of East Africa reached South Sudan Tuesday, a country beset by hunger problems and instability after years of civil war, officials announced.

Agriculture Minister Onyoti Adigo told reporters some 2,000 locusts have been spotted inside the county, adding that authorities will try to control the outbreak.

The locusts have been seen in the South Sudanese state of Eastern Equatoria near the borders with Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. All have been affected by the outbreak that has been influenced by the region’s changing climate.

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