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Africa news roundup: 29 February to 5 March

Kenyan supercomputer used to combat locust outbreak

A supercomputer based in Kenya is being used to track and predict the paths of desert locust swarms currently ravaging East Africa. The computer is funded by aid from the United Kingdom. It is part of a £35 million (US$45m) programme that aims to build Africa’s resistance to climate change and improve the continent’s weather and climate forecasting. “Through UK aid and British expertise, we are helping to track, stop and kill dangerous swarms of locusts to help millions of people fighting for survival,” said Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the UK’s international development secretary, in a statement.

KZN universities receive R5m UK training boost

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