‘Most devastating plague of locusts’ in recent history could come within weeks, U.N. warns

Climate change and al-Shabab extremists contributed to circumstances that could produce crippling swarms of locusts in Somalia and East Africa. Feb. 9, 2020, 9:48 AM MST By The Associated Press GAROWE, Somalia — At a glance, the desert locusts in this arid patch of northern Somalia look less ominous than the billion-member swarms infesting East Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in 70 years. But their time … Continue reading ‘Most devastating plague of locusts’ in recent history could come within weeks, U.N. warns

Horde of locusts blocks out the skies in Saudi Arabia, Yemen

3 Feb, 2020 10:14 / Updated 10 hours ago Residents in Saudi Arabia and Yemen have been faced with the bewildering sight of a truly gargantuan swarm of roughly 360 billion locusts, which can block out the sun at times. But an even bigger swarm is coming soon. The massive locust swarm measures roughly the size of Manhattan and has caused tens of millions of dollars … Continue reading Horde of locusts blocks out the skies in Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Somali Gangs Battle in Minneapolis; Somalis Demand That Cops Do Something

BY MICHAEL WALSH MARCH 5, 2019 Let’s start by stipulating that not every newcomer to America is a violent criminal bringing old ethnic and religious conflicts to the New World; nor is he a predatory opportunist, happy to take advantage of the stable, trusting, and yes, welcoming culture he finds. Every country has its social customs and unwritten rules, and often newcomers misinterpret them as weakness. When the Catholic … Continue reading Somali Gangs Battle in Minneapolis; Somalis Demand That Cops Do Something