ETHIOPIA: War, Famine and Death

Along with other problems, the desert locust is back again

They covered the whole face of the earth, wasting all things. The grass of the earth was devoured, and whatsoever fruits were on the trees which the hail had left. And there remained not anything that was green on the trees, or in the herbs of the earth in all Egypt.

—Exodus 10:15

Those same locusts that plagued ancient Egypt and the Israelites —known to science as Schistocerca gregaria forsk—were back again. This time, the country under attack was Ethiopia. Last week agriculture experts reported that sections of the country's northern provinces...

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