UN Food Agency Warns North Africa of Locust Threat
The Food and Agriculture Organization has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco about the insects which appear to be headed their way from the Sahel region of West Africa.
Locust swarm in Mauritania (file photo).
North Africa: New Locust Alert for Northwest Africa (press release)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 23 October 2012
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