EU LEADERS AGREE ON PREVENTING MIGRATION TO EUROPE

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29 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE:REUTERS) – European Union leaders agreed on Friday to set up joint asylum processing sites and restrict migrants’ moves with the bloc, responding to concerns from Rome and Berlin at a hard-fought summit. “All the measures in the context of these controlled centres, including relocation and resettlement, will be on a voluntary basis,”…

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PERMANENT CEASEFIRE DECLARATION SIGNED BY SOUTH SUDAN FOES

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28 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: AFP) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar agreed Wednesday to a “permanent” ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of a deal to end their country’s devastating war. “All parties have agreed on a permanent ceasefire within 72 hours,” Sudan’s Foreign Minister Al-Dierdiry Ahmed announced…

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HOPE AFTER TWENTY YEARS AS ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA TAKE STEPS TOWARDS PEACE

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27 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Long-time foes Eritrea and Ethiopia “opened the door of peace” on Tuesday after the first high-level visit from Asmara to Addis Ababa in nearly two decades, raising hopes for an end to one of Africa’s most intractable military stand-offs. In a highly symbolic move, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said…

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START OF ONE-MAN-REGIME AS ERDOGAN WINS ELECTIONS IN TURKEY

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26 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday celebrated winning sweeping new powers in a decisive election victory, as his main rival accepted the outcome despite complaints over an unequal campaign that alarmed the EU. A night of triumph for Erdogan saw the man who has dominated Turkey for the…

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WEEK 4: Give Thanks

25th June 2018 . by incontext_adm

“As He was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met Him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, ‘Jesus, Master, have pity on us!’ When He saw them, He said, ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when…

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EU SEEKS NEW MIGRATION SOLUTION AS RESCUE SHIPS LEFT ADRIFT

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25 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: AFP) –  Germany and France pushed Sunday for new solutions to the migration crisis as bickering among European Union leaders left boats carrying hundreds of African migrants adrift at sea. Sixteen of the EU’s 28 leaders held emergency talks in Brussels to find a way forward despite a longstanding deadlock over…

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SAUDI ARABIA OFFICIALLY ENDS BAN ON WOMAN DRIVERS

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22 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: AFP) – Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists. Overturning the decades-long ban, a glaring symbol of repression against women, is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s…

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SOUTH SUDAN PEACE TALKS A “LAST-DITCH ATTEMPT”

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21 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – South Sudan’s president and rebel leader met on Wednesday for the first time since 2016, when a peace deal collapsed and fighting re-erupted between their forces, the Ethiopian prime minister’s chief of staff said. “The PM Abiy Ahmed hosted a private dinner to President Salva Kiir & Dr Rieck Machar…

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ISSUE 197 | 21 JUNE 2018

20th June 2018 . by incontext_adm

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US QUITS UN HUMAN RIGHTS BODY

20th June 2018 . by incontext_adm

20 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo…

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