WHO DECLARES EBOLA OUTBREAK AN INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY

18th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

18 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries. Despite a highly effective vaccine and a swift international response after it was declared 11 months ago,…

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INFOGRAPHICS

17th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

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SUDAN’S MILITARY COUNCIL, OPPOSITION COALITION REACH POLITICAL ACCORD

17th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

17 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Sudan’s ruling military council and an opposition alliance signed a political accord on Wednesday as part of a power-sharing deal aimed at leading the country nation to democracy. The agreement was signed in Khartoum in the presence of African mediators following a night of talks to iron out some details…

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PRAY FOR THE NATIONS

16th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

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GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS ON RELIGION INCREASING WORLDWIDE

16th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

16 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – Government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe’s democracies, according to a report surveying 198 countries that was released Monday. The report released by the Pew Research Center, covering developments through 2017, also seeks…

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TURKEY TAKES DELIVERY OF RUSSIAN S-400 MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM

15th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

15 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – U.S. President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defense systems and should find a “middle ground” in the dispute, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. Erdogan’s comments came two days after NATO member Turkey took delivery of the first consignment…

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WEEK 4: Follow the Leader

14th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

“For [you seem willing to allow it] if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted. You tolerate all this beautifully [welcoming the deception].” (2 Corinthians 11:4, Amplified)   A month…

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BRITAIN RISKS BEING DRAGGED INTO WIDER CONFRONTATION AGAINST IRAN

12th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

12 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: INDEPENDENT) – Accusations and recriminations over claims that Iran tried to impede a British ship in the Straits of Hormuz risk drawing this country into a widening confrontation in one of the busiest oil supply routes in the world. The escalation in the tension was underlined when British ships in the Gulf were put on the highest state of…

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WORLD POPULATION DAY: GAINS AND LOSSES

11th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

11 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: PEW RESEARCH) – Four of the 10 most populous countries in the world will no longer be among the top 10 in 2100 – and all four will be supplanted by rapidly growing nations in Africa, according to recently released population projections from the United Nations. Brazil, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico are among the…

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ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS PEACE AS TRUMP AND KIM MEET AT DMZ

11th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland South Korea’s president on Tuesday [2 July] called a recent US-North Korean summit at the Korean border an end of mutual hostility between the countries, despite scepticism by many experts that it was just a made-for-TV moment that lacked any substance. During their impromptu third summit at the Korean Demilitarised Zone on…

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