UP TO 70 % INCREASE IN AFRICAN MIGRANTS FLEEING TO EUROPE

28th February 2017 . by incontext_adm

28 February 2017 – Nightmarish conditions in Libya are helping to drive a surge in the numbers of migrants attempting to reach Italy in the depths of winter, humanitarian officials and asylum seekers say. European efforts to close the route are also thought to lie behind a 50 to 70 percent increase in the number…

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WEEK 13: Fear and Serve God

27th February 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Only fear the LORD and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things He has done for you. But if you still do wickedly, you shall be swept away, both you and your king.” (1 Samuel 12: 24-25) “Fear the Lord! Serve the Lord!”  These are not very common teachings in…

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EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS CONTINUE TO FLEE SINAI

27th February 2017 . by incontext_adm

After Islamic militants barged into his uncle’s house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave. The 35-year-old Christian, who owns a plumbing supply business in Egypt’s troubled northern Sinai town of el-Arish, packed up a few belongings…

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ANTI-MIGRANT PROTEST TO BE HELD IN PRETORIA

24th February 2017 . by incontext_adm

24 February 2017 – The South African government has called for calm after a wave of xenophobic violence in which dozens of shops and houses owned by immigrants have been torched and looted. Attacks against foreigners and foreign-run businesses have erupted regularly in recent years in South Africa, fuelled by the country’s high unemployment levels…

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23rd February 2017 . by incontext_adm

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UN NEEDS $4.4bn TO SAVE 20 MILLION PEOPLE FACING STARVATION

23rd February 2017 . by incontext_adm

23 February 2017 – The United Nations needs $4.4bn by the end of next month to prevent “a catastrophe” of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and action is needed now to avert a humanitarian disaster,…

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NIGERIA LABELED WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS PLACE FOR CHRISTIANS

22nd February 2017 . by incontext_adm

The U.S. House of Representatives has labeled Nigeria as the world’s most dangerous place for Christians after a former Nigerian leader presented the challenges that believers in his country face. Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan presented the plight of the Christians in his country before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health,…

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IRAQI FORCES PUSH FURTHER INTO WESTERN MOSUL

21st February 2017 . by incontext_adm

21 February 2017 – Iraqi security forces have pushed into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a new offensive to drive ISIL fighters from the city’s western half, as US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit.  Iraqi forces backed by jets and helicopters battled their way…

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RUSSIA ALARMS KIEV AND WEST WITH UKRAINE ID RECOGNITION

20th February 2017 . by incontext_adm

20 February 2017 – A move by Russia to recognise identity documents issued in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine has raised concern in Kiev and western governments over Moscow’s intentions, even as efforts were under way to reinforce a shaky ceasefire in the region. Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, has ordered the government to temporarily recognise…

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WEEK 12: Unselfish Commitment

20th February 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for…

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