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Africa’s locust outbreak far from over

first_imgLocusts swarm on a tree south of Lodwar town in Turkana county, northern Kenya Tuesday, June 23, 2020. AP PHOTO/BORIS POLO NAIROBI – The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. The livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable people in East Africa are at stake, and people like Boris Polo are working to limit the damage. The logistician with a helicopter firm is on contract with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, helping to find and mark locust swarms for the targeted pesticide spraying that has been called the only effective control. (AP)last_img

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GFA to announce technical director soon – Henry Asante Twum

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association says an announcement will be made in the coming days on who has been given the mandate as technical director of the Federation.The process started over three months ago with over a hundred applications being shortlisted to six by a committee setup by the FA.According to the Communications Director for the GFA, Henry Asante Twum, the need to conduct a thorough job has slowed the process.“The process for selecting a technical director is over.“The team that conducted the interview and went through the various processes, are yet to submit their recommendations and report to the executive council, he said in an interview with Citi Sports.“For which reason a decision will be made as regards the appointment of a new technical director.”“I will call on the general public to give us a few more days to settle on this particular candidate for the job, he concluded.”The role of Technical Director has been left vacant since Francis Oti Akenteng’s long-term appointment with the GFA was terminated in March.last_img read more