Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Guinea invaded by Liberian army... worms

West Africa has been invaded by worms. No laughing matter, the pests have caused agricultural damage in Liberia so severe that Pres. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a national state of emergency. According to the UN, the worms left wells contaminated with their feces, fields empty of crops and markets lacking food. Reports suggest that worms have crossed the border into southeastern Guinea.

Initial reports referred to the pests as army worms, but experts have since concluded that they are in fact an unidentified species.

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