Africa:Mega-Mergers Will Squeeze Farmers, Push Up Food Prices, Experts Warn

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -If the world’s major agriculture companies go ahead with planned mergers and gain greater control of the way food is produced, farmers will face higher costs and food will eventually become more expensive to buy, a panel of experts said on Friday.

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Nigeria:Over 30 Houses Burnt, Eight Arrested as Crisis Engulf Plateau Community

[This Day] Jos -At least 30 houses have been burnt and several other properties including farmlands destroyed in the aftermath of a fresh feud between Fulani herders and the native Irigwe of Miango Community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

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Nigeria:Buhari Committed to Tackling ‘Concerns of N’ Delta Region, Says Osinbajo

[This Day] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has reiterated the commitment of the Buhari administration to addressing the prevailing challenges concerning development in the Niger Delta region, even as he expressed the desire of the Federal Government towards sustainable peace in the oil-rich region.

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Uganda:Law Review Team Faces a Rocky Path

[East African] As Uganda’s Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee readies itself to scrutinise the Bill to remove presidential age limits, its composition, the time allotted to it, and the prevailing public mood all seem likely to make the journey ahead anything but pleasant, especially for its proponents.

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