“Locust-19”: Africa Braces for Second Wave Amid Coronavirus Fight

A second wave of locusts is expected to cause severe damage in Eastern Africa, two months after a group of dangerous pests invaded the region shortly before the outbreak of the coronavirus. ”It seems that those who escaped COVID-19 will face locusts,” said Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank and former Nigerian Agriculture Minister.

Coronavirus: Uganda to Bring Home Infected Tanzanian

The Ministry of Health in Uganda has confirmed that it is in the process of searching for a Tanzanian citizen who was infected with the coronavirus with the intention of returning him home. The 34-year-old truck driver from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, arrived at Mutukula border station on April 16, 2020. According to a statement issued by the Uganda Ministry of Health, the man did not show any signs of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Kenya and Uganda Close Borders, Ban Flights

The Kenyan government has issued a directive disallowing all passenger flights. This is in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. According to a statement, issued by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday, the rule will come into effect on Wednesday. Cargo aircraft will, however, be allowed, and all crew-members are expected to adhere to strict precautionary guidelines.

Netanyahu, Al-Burhan Meet in Secret in Uganda

“Confidential” information continues to flow from the office of the head of the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, about what happened at his meeting with the head of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, on Tuesday in Uganda. Citing expert opinion, Israeli media reported that the purpose of this media campaign is to win votes in the general elections to be held on March 2. That is in less than a month.

Ugandan Floods Kill At Least 26

At least 26 people have been killed by floods brought about by heavy rains in different parts of Uganda. The residents of the affected areas have been urged to relocate to safer grounds. “Seventeen flooding deaths have been reported in the western district of Bundibugyo. Another nine people have died in the mountainous districts of Sironko and Bududa in the east, where residents also face mud slides,” said Irene Nakasiita, spokesperson of the Uganda Red Cross.