"Red army" thereatens crops

Published: Friday 15 July 1994

TANZANIA will be invaded by red locusts if preventive measures are not taken on a war footing. The country's agriculture minister, Jackson Makwetta, says large colonies of locusts were spotted in the traditional breeding areas. The "red army" is expected to move into Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire. Makwetta has asked the Kenya-based International Red Locust Control Organisation to draw the battle lines now.

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