UN fast tracks $10 million loan to help scale up FAO action to fight Desert Locusts

Rome/New York – FAO is further scaling up its activities to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa thanks to a $10 million loan approved this week by the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This loan will supplement the $10 million grant that CERF contributed to FAO in January to fight the outbreak which is threatening to provoke a humanitarian emergency in the region. The CERF loan will be used to further scale up the…

"UN fast tracks $10 million loan to help scale up FAO action to fight Desert Locusts"

Let’s Continue Praying Together As A Nation, The President Urges Kenyans

NAIROBI, 21 March 2020 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Kenyans wherever they are to continue praying for the country, saying it is good to pray together as a nation. The President urged Kenyans to always remember that when a nation trusts in God, it prospers. “And Kenya is a nation that believes in the Almighty as represented in the opening of our National Anthem where we recognize Him as God of all creation,”…

"Let’s Continue Praying Together As A Nation, The President Urges Kenyans"

Coronavirus Hits Somalia’s Khat Sellers

The new coronavirus has woven itself into the daily lives of Somalis’ pocketbooks, hitting small businesses, including sellers of the herbal stimulant khat. Khat, the red-stemmed, green-leafed plant that is chewed for its amphetamine-like properties, is grown in Kenya and Ethiopia but is very popular in Somalia, Djibouti and Yemen. On Thursday, Somalia banned all international flights, including those carrying khat, for 15 days, as a part of measures the country has taken to prevent…

"Coronavirus Hits Somalia’s Khat Sellers"