TWO SUSPECTED TERRORIST ATTACKS LEAVES 13 DEAD IN BARCELONA

18th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

18 AUGUST 2017 – Spanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists attempting to carry out a second attack in a seaside resort an hour away from Barcelona, where at least 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured by a van ploughing into crowds on Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas. Detectives say they…

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SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES IN UGANDA HIT ONE MILLION

17th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

17 AUGUST 2017 – The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hit one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, as hundreds of desperate families pour across the border every day seeking a haven from the civil war. The conflict in South Sudan has created Africa’s biggest refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwandan genocide,…

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ISSUE 178 | 17 AUGUST 2017

16th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

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TALIBAN WARNS TRUMP AGAINST SENDING MORE TROOPS

16th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

16 AUGUST 2017 – The Taliban told U.S. President Donald Trump in an open letter on Tuesday that the military situation in Afghanistan was “far worse than you realize”, and sending in more troops would be self-destructive. A senior Taliban official told Reuters the rare decision to address Trump directly was timed to coincide with…

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NORTH KOREA TO HOLD OFF GUAM ATTACK

15th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

15 AUGUST 2017 – North Korea’s leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he watches U.S. actions a little longer, the North’s state media said on Tuesday, as South Korea’s president said Seoul would seek to prevent war by all means. Signs of easing in tension on the Korean peninsula helped…

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WEEK 5: Move Aside

14th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

“The Lord appeared to Abram and said, ‘To your offspring I will give this land.’ So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him. From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east.” (Genesis 12:7-8, NIV) The story of God calling Abram to go…

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VIOLENCE AFTER RE-ELECTION OF KENYAN PRESIDENT LEAVES 24 DEAD

14th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

14 AUGUST 2017 – Violence erupted after the re-election of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta this week, leaving at least 24 people dead nationwide, a rights group said. The victims included a 9-year-old girl, according to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. Relatives said the victims were shot dead in various parts of the nation,…

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PROTESTERS IN NIGERIA DEMAND BUHARI EITHER TO RESUME JOB OR RESIGN

11th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

11 AUGUST 2017 – Nigerian protesters in Lagos and Abuja are demanding President Muhammadu Buharieither resume his job as president or resign, after more than 90 days of absence. Demonstrators have rallied in Lagos for three days, demanding action by the government, with many claiming Buhari’s absence is unacceptable and harmful for the country. “We believe…

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10th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

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NORTH KOREA RELEASES JAILED CANADIAN PASTOR

10th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

10 AUGUST 2017 – North Korea freed a Canadian pastor serving a life sentence on humanitarian grounds, the official KCNA news agency said on Wednesday, just hours after the United States warned it would counter any threat from the North with “fire and fury.” There was no clear connection between the release of Hyeon Soo…

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