Uganda:Museveni Blasts Judges Over Ruling on MPs’ Term

[Monitor] President Museveni has criticised judges of the Constitutional Court for nullifying the extension of the term of Parliament from five years to seven and described their decision as an “undemocratic age limit nonsense” which focuses on form and procedure rather than substance.

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Africa:Cities Can Boost Economies By Supporting Informal Workers, Says New Report

[WRI] Washington, DC -Informal workers — from street vendors and waste pickers to home-based workers that manufacture garments and other goods — represent 50 to 80 percent of urban employment worldwide. In the global south, where urbanization is happening most rapidly, they generate up to half of non-agricultural GDP.

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Africa:Mobile App and Study Tours to Combat ‘Voracious’ Crop-Munching Pest

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Researchers looking to steal a march on a maize-eating pest that has infested millions of hectares of crops in Africa over the past two years are deploying an app as part of their efforts to combat it.

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South Africa:Constitutional Court to Rule on Zuma Impeachment Case

[News24Wire] The Constitutional Court is expected to hand down judgment on Friday in the case brought by the EFF, UDM and COPE against the Speaker of the National Assembly to compel the House to carry out its constitutional functions and scrutinise President Jacob Zuma’s conduct.

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Nigeria: Shell Profit Up By U.S.$2.2 Billion, to Invest U.S.$25 Billion in Nigeria, Others

[Daily Trust] Houston, U.S.A. -The net profit of Royal Dutch Shell more than doubled in the first three months of 2017, surpasing predictions by analysts as rebounding oil prices and refining gains helped to boost the company’s revenue.

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