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Drought Severely Affects Malawi and Zimbabwe

Severe food shortages in southern Africa worsening dramatically

Severe drought said to be related to El Nino weather pattern is affecting southern and eastern Africa. Drought follows extreme rain events and severe flooding that had previously inundated parts of the region… 454 more words

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State of emergency declared after moths eat 80 per cent of tomato crops in Nigerian state

A state government in Nigeria has declared a state of emergency after 80 per cent of its tomato crops was destroyed by moths in under a month. 308 more words


States of Emergency Declared in Peru and Nigeria

Mercury contamination prompts state of emergency declaration in Peru

Peru’s President Ollanta Humala has declared a 60-day state of emergency in the three provinces of Madre de Dios, Southern Amazon, because of extremely high levels of mercury contamination allegedly from illegal gold mining. 314 more words

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Kaduna Declares State of Emergency On Tomatoes

The Kaduna State Government has declared a state-of-emergency on tomatoes in the state following exotic pests called tomato blight ravaging the tomatoes.

Malam Nasir el-Rufai declared this yesterday while addressing newsmen at the Correspondent Chapel, saying that 80 per cent of tomato farms in the state have been ravaged by an exotic pest, called tomato blight (Tuta Absoluta) with over 200 farmers in three local government areas of the state losing about N1 billion. 343 more words


Nervous France to deploy 23,000 police for 'Le Tour'


© AFP/File | About 23,000 police will be deployed for the Tour de France

PARIS (AFP) – About 23,000 police will be deployed for the Tour de France, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday, as the world’s premier cycling race takes place under the post-attacks state of emergency. 168 more words

Invasion of bats forces Australian town to issue state of emergency

Work was underway on Tuesday to eradicate thousands of bats from the Australian town of Batemans Bay, in New South Wales, with local government officials labelling the situation as a “state of emergency,’ local media reported. 123 more words


Governor El-Rufai Declares State of Emergency on Tomato Farming

The Commissioner of Agriculture, Dr. Maigari Daniel Manzo, who disclosed this at a press conference in Kaduna yesterday, said 80 per cent of tomato farms have been ravaged by a pest which blights tomato, called Tuta Absoluta. 148 more words