AFRICAN FREE TRADE ZONE TAKES EFFECT

31st May 2019 . by incontext_adm

31 MAY 2019 (SOURCE: EWN) – An African free-trade zone came into force on Thursday, a step toward creating what the African Union (AU) hopes will be a continent-wide market of 1.2 billion people worth $2.5 trillion. “This is a historic milestone!” tweeted Albert Muchanga, AU commissioner for trade and industry. “We celebrate the triumph of…

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JUST A MINUTE: THE 12-MINUTE WAR IN SYRIA-TURNING TIME INTO ETERNITY

30th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

1 Peter 3:8 “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” I have always been a firm believer that the Lord reveals Himself to those who are desperate for Him, not those who simply seek an experience…

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SOUTH AFRICA’S PRESIDENT NAMES CABINET THAT IS 50% WOMEN

30th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

30 MAY 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – South Africa’s president on Wednesday named a trimmed-down Cabinet that is 50% women, making the country’s one of few in the world to be “gender-balanced.” President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement followed similar moves by Ethiopia and Rwanda last year. Ramaphosa cut the Cabinet from 36 ministers to 28 as he seeks to reduce the bloating…

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THE BATTLE FOR IDLIB HEATS UP

29th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland The Syrian military and its allies have begun a long, slow and violent campaign to recapture the last province in the country still under opposition control, where the government has gradually cornered rebels, extremists and civilians alike. A victory in Idlib province, in Syria’s northwest, would help the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad,…

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MODI SCORES DRAMATIC ELECTION VICTORY

29th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security. His re-election reinforces a global trend of right-wing populists sweeping to victory, from the United States to Brazil…

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EGYPTIAN BUS BLAST INJURES TOURISTS

29th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Mike Burnard At least 16 people were injured in a blast targeting a bus near Egypt’s Giza pyramids on Sunday 19 May, security sources said.  There were no initial reports of deaths. Photographs posted to social media showed some people walking away from a bus whose side windows had been blown out. Ahram Online,…

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IRAN SET FOR DIALOGUE WITH GULF NEIGHBORS AS TENSIONS SOAR

29th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

29 MAY 2019 (SOURCE: ALJAZEERA) – Iran is ready to engage in dialogue with Gulf Arab countries to address escalating tensions in the Middle East, its deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday. Abbas Araqchi made the comments on a visit to neighbouring Qatar where he met Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in the capital, Doha. Both…

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TALIBAN INVITED TO MOSCOW FOR AFGHAN TALKS

28th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

28 MAY 2019 (SOURCE: ALJAZEERA)– A delegation of Taliban officials led by the group’s chief negotiator is set to meet Afghan politicians in Moscow this week, officials said on Monday, as fighting continues in Afghanistan and the United States pursues a peace dialogue with the group. The Taliban is to attend a conference marking a century of diplomatic relations between Afghanistan and Russia on…

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WEEK 7: Forgiveness

27th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As…

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BREXIT PARTY STORMS TO EU VOTE WIN

27th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

27 MAY 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party stormed to victory in a European election, riding a wave of anger at the failure of Prime Minister Theresa May to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union. A European Parliament election that the United Kingdom only took part in because May delayed Brexit…

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