ERITREA AND SOMALIA RESTORE TIES

31st July 2018 . by incontext_adm

31 JULY 2018 (SOURCE: AP)  – Eritrea and Somalia have agreed to restore diplomatic relations, both countries announced Monday in another thaw in the restive Horn of Africa region, while Somalia’s leader called for sanctions on Eritrea to be removed. Eritrea’s information minister shared the joint statement on Twitter as Somalia’s president ended a historic three-day…

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JUST A MINUTE: LEARNING TO UNLEARN – AUGUST 2018

30th July 2018 . by incontext_adm

1 Peter 3:15-16 “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect….” During the past 6 weeks I had the incredible joy and humbling privilege to speak…

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WEEK 9: Judge Your Heart

30th July 2018 . by incontext_adm

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven… Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother,…

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ZIMBABWEANS VOTE IN FIRST ELECTION WITHOUT MUGABE

30th July 2018 . by incontext_adm

30 JULY 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS)  – Zimbabweans go to the polls on Monday in the first election since the removal of Robert Mugabe, a watershed vote they hope will rid the country of its global pariah status and spark a recovery in its failed economy. The election will see 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time Mugabe…

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IMRAN KHAN WINS PAKISTAN ELECTION

27th July 2018 . by incontext_adm

27 JULY 2018 (SOURCE: AP) – It’s official: Pakistan’s Election Commission on Friday declared former cricket star Imran Khan’s party the winner of Pakistan’s historic third consecutive election of a civilian government, but he didn’t win an outright majority and must form a coalition. After two days of tediously slow vote counting, Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party…

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INFOGRAPHICS

26th July 2018 . by incontext_adm

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SOUTH SUDAN’S WARRING LEADERS AGREE TO SHARE POWER

26th July 2018 . by incontext_adm

26 JULY 2018 (SOURCE: AP) –  South Sudan’s warring leaders have agreed to share power once again in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war, officials announced Wednesday, days after the United States said it was “skeptical” the two men whose rivalry has killed tens of thousands could lead the way to peace….

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PAKISTANIS VOTE IN KNIFE-EDGE ELECTION

25th July 2018 . by incontext_adm

25 JULY 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Pakistanis voted on Wednesday in a knife-edge general election pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, with the prospect of neither winning a clear majority. A decade after Pakistan was last ruled by a military government, the election has been plagued by allegations…

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CHINA INCREASES INFLUENCE IN ARAB WORLD

24th July 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards China will provide Arab states with $20 billion in loans for economic development, President Xi Jinping told top Arab officials Tuesday [10 July], as Beijing seeks to build its influence in the Middle East and Africa. The money will be earmarked for “projects that will produce good employment opportunities and positive social…

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