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The Arab Spring and the fall of Colonel Gaddafi have continued to have long-lasting effects across the entire African continent, after agricultural experts warned of swarms of locusts about to move from Libya into neighbouring countries.
The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the UN has warned that following the death of Libya's despot leader, thousands of the pests have been allowed to breed and move across the nation's poorly-monitored borders.
Experts believe that croplands in neighbouring Niger and Mali are now at imminent risk after locust swarms moved south from Libya and Algeria.
The deposed Libyan leader was killed by rebel fighters in October last year, with thousands of kilometres of land left vulnerable ever since
The effective and well-controlled pest control scheme used during Gaddafi's reign as leader is said to have disintegrated since his death.
The winged insects can eat their own weight in food each day, with the fall of Gaddafi said to be an 'enormous factor' in their spread across North Africa.
Keith Cressman, FAO senior locust forecasting officer, told the Financial Times: 'The fall of Gaddafi was an enormous factor, to be honest.
Originally posted by Plugin
Yea makes me sick in my stomic, when the west, helps these terrorist to help their cause/agenda of the west, while before (and now), they told us these wars is about terrorist and so justified.
I already was mad when I heard about these lies with Iraq (even before the invasion I knew it was bull#), such things just is hard to digest.
Perhaps these financial problems we face over here now, are like a plague of locusts in return, so justified?edit on 6-6-2012 by Plugin because: (no reason given)
Africa looks like it might be hit once more by a food crisis, this time in the arid Sahel region of Western Africa. But the good news is that the world’s Famine Early Warning System (FEWS) is giving West African countries and donor nations a period of time to prepare, says the aid group Oxfam.
Famine in the Horn of Africa: why the world is slow to respond UN declares famine in Somalia: How to help Somalia famine spreads to new region in south; warning issued on aid Topics
Social Issues Foreign Aid Economic Development Food Security and Hunger Economic Issues International Relations Political Policy Early reports suggest that as many as 6 million people in Niger and 2.9 million people in Mali live in vulnerable areas, where low rainfall, falling groundwater levels, poor harvests, lack of pastureland, rising food prices, and a drop in remittances from family members living abroad are starting to take their toll..
Originally posted by dontlaughthink
reply to post by Ben81
The question now is are the world leaders idiots, or did they know this would happen to kill millions more.