RESHUFFLE SEES FINANCE MINISTER SACKED BY SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA

31st March 2017 . by incontext_adm

31 MARCH 2017 – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma sacked finance minister Pravin Gordhan in a major cabinet reshuffle after days of speculation that has rocked the country’s markets and currency, replacing him with home affairs head Malusi Gigaba. A statement from the president’s office early on Friday said Zuma had also appointed Sfiso Buthelezi…

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MAY TRIGGERS BREXIT

30th March 2017 . by incontext_adm

30 MARCH 2017 – Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc’s cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. In one of the most significant steps by a British leader since…

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NORTH KOREA PREPARING FOR SIXTH NUCLEAR TEST

29th March 2017 . by incontext_adm

29 MARCH 2017 – Satellite imagery of North Korea’s main nuclear test site taken over the weekend indicates that Pyongyang could be in the final stages of preparations for a sixth nuclear test, a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday. Washington-based 38 North, a website that monitors North Korea, said the images from Saturday showed…

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CONCERN MOUNTING OVER IRAN-RUSSIA RELATIONSHIP

28th March 2017 . by incontext_adm

28 MARCH 2017 – Iran’s president met Russia’s prime minister on Monday in a bid to develop a warming relationship that has been greatly strengthened by both sides’ involvement on the same side of the war in Syria. Beginning a visit to Moscow, President Hassan Rouhani told Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: “I hope that a new…

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WEEK 17: Walking with God

27th March 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Enoch was 65 years old when he fathered Methuselah. And after the birth of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and fathered other sons and daughters. So Enoch’s life lasted 365 years. Enoch walked with God; then he was not there because God took him.” (Genesis 5:21-24, HCSB) Wow, what a testimony. In these…

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PROTEST IN RUSSIA DEMAND RESIGNATION OF PRIME MINISTER

27th March 2017 . by incontext_adm

Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012, come a year before a presidential election…

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ZIMBABWE’S MUGABE LOSING KEY VOTERS

24th March 2017 . by incontext_adm

24 MARCH 2017 – Zimbabwean war veterans, who have given President Robert Mugabe key support in past, vowed on Thursday to rally behind “competent” candidates in next year’s elections even those from the opposition. Chris Mutsvangwa, chairperson of the association of veterans of the 1970s independence war, previously loyal to Mugabe, said the former fighters…

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23rd March 2017 . by incontext_adm

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SCOTLAND YARD INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK THAT LEFT TWO DEAD IN LONDON

23rd March 2017 . by incontext_adm

23 MARCH 2017 – A police officer and a woman have been killed near Parliament in central London in what Scotland Yard are treating as a terrorist incident. The woman was among several pedestrians struck by a car on Westminster bridge, before it crashed into railings. An officer was stabbed in the Houses of Parliament…

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CHRISTIANS FLEEING RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN MYANMAR

22nd March 2017 . by incontext_adm

22 MARCH 2017 – With an escalation of fighting between ethnic rebel groups and government troops in Myanmar’s conflict areas that are spread along the country’s borders, civilians from ethnic and religious minorities are being forced to flee for safety. Tens of thousands of Christians have taken refuge in Malaysia, according to reports. More than…

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