KENYATTA WINS REPEAT ELECTIONS IN KENYA

31st October 2017 . by incontext_adm

31 OCTOBER 2017 – Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 percent of the vote in a repeated election in which an opposition boycott helped lower turnout to 39 percent, the electoral commission said on Monday. The announcement touched off small protests in a few opposition strongholds but also celebrations in pro-Kenyatta areas. Veteran opposition…

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WEEK 6: Horse or Donkey?

30th October 2017 . by incontext_adm

“As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of His disciples, saying to them, ‘Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks…

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29 DEAD AFTER AL-SHABAAB ATTACK ON SOMALI HOTEL

30th October 2017 . by incontext_adm

30 OCTOBER 2017 – An Islamist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu ended on Sunday after 29 people were killed during a siege lasting nearly 12 hours, police said, prompting the government to sack two top security officials over their failure to stop repeated attacks. The attack proved once again that insurgents can carry out…

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BURUNDI BECOMES FIRST COUNTRY TO LEAVE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

27th October 2017 . by incontext_adm

27 OCTOBER 2017 – Burundi is becoming the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. An ICC spokesman confirms that the pullout takes effect Friday, a year after the East African nation notified the United Nations secretary-general of its intention to leave the court that prosecutes the world’s worst atrocities. Burundi is the…

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ISSUE 183 | 26 OCTOBER 2017

26th October 2017 . by incontext_adm

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OPPOSITION GROUPS CLASH AHEAD OF KENYA ELECTIONS

26th October 2017 . by incontext_adm

26 OCTOBER 2017 – Polling stations in Kenyan opposition strongholds were shuttered on Thursday and youths burnt street barricades, heeding an election boycott set to hand victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta, but with a mandate compromised by low turnout and procedural flaws. Those shortcomings in Kenya’s election re-run, already acknowledged by judges and the election…

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PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN VOWS TO RETURN SAUDI ARABIA TO “MODERATE AND OPEN ISLAM”

24th October 2017 . by incontext_adm

25 OCTOBER 2017 – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has vowed to return the country to “moderate Islam” and asked for global support to transform the hardline kingdom into an open society that empowers citizens and lures investors. In an interview with the Guardian, the powerful heir to the Saudi throne said the ultra-conservative state…

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ABE WINS ELECTION AND VOWS TO PROTECT JAPAN FROM NORTH KOREA

24th October 2017 . by incontext_adm

24 OCTOBER 2017 – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to work with the US, China and Russia to contain North Korea’s nuclear threat with “strong, resolute diplomacy”, as he “humbly” accepted his landslide victory in a snap election. Fresh from clinching a two-thirds “super-majority” that enables the nationalist premier to realise his dream…

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WEEK 5: Life-changing Prayer

23rd October 2017 . by incontext_adm

“This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3-4) During our last visit to Lebanon, one of the pastors shared an experience he had during a flight between Frankfurt and Beirut. A while after they had taken off…

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ISLAMIC STATE AMBITIONS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA CRUSHED WITH LIBERATION OF MARAWI

23rd October 2017 . by incontext_adm

23 OCTOBER 2017 – The Philippines declared an end on Monday to five months of fierce urban warfare in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State militants, a battle that has marked the country’s biggest security crisis in years. Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said combat operations had been terminated, after troops prevailed in the last…

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