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JUST A MINUTE: 20/20 VISION

29th Dec 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

by Gustav Krös (new Director) With the year 2020 at hand, it seems fitting to draw on analogies of ‘20/20 vision’ when looking at the year ahead. To begin, what is 20/20 vision? The Oxford Dictionary describes it simply as, “the ability to see perfectly without using glasses or contact lenses”. At INcontext we regularly…

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YEAR-END GREETING 2019

19th Dec 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

Dear Friends, As we race towards the end of 2019, the INcontext team would like to thank you for your support over the past year. Thank you for every prayer, every word of encouragement, and every donation. We deeply appreciate your friendship and support. May you have a blessed Christmas, and may it be filled…

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TRUMP IMPEACEMENT
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WHAT TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT MEANS

19th Dec 2019 . by Andrew Richards

19 DECEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: RNZ) – The US House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump. Here’s five quick questions to help get you up to speed. 1. Is Donald Trump still President? Yes. Despite the events of today, Donald Trump is still President. 2. What’s happened then? This was the first step…

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BORIS JOHNSON WINS DECISIVE MAJORITY IN ELECTION

13th Dec 2019 . by Andrew Richards

13 DECEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: BLOOMBERG) – Boris Johnson won a decisive victory in the U.K. election, putting the country on course to leave the European Union next month after the biggest shift in British political allegiances for decades. The result vindicated Johnson’s gamble on an early vote to break the deadlock in Parliament over Brexit…

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Normandy Summit Format on Ukraine in Paris
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Russia, Ukraine Leaders Agree on Ceasefire

11th Dec 2019 . by Andrew Richards

11 DECEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: VOA) – Russian and Ukrainian leaders agreed to implement a ceasefire and a prisoners’ swap by years end, following four-way talks in Paris on Monday that also included France and Germany. The four heads of state said they had made progress and that just talking was a key step forward. They are…

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INDIA BILL
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INDIA PUSHES FOR RELIGION-BASED CITIZENSHIP BILL

10th Dec 2019 . by Andrew Richards

10 DECEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in India on Monday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government offered a controversial bill in parliament that would give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from three neighboring countries. Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in India’s lower house amid…

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U.S. BILL ON CHINA’S XINJIANG VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL LAW

9th Dec 2019 . by Andrew Richards

09 DECEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Recent U.S. legislation on Xinjiang is a severe violation of international law and gross interference in China’s internal affairs, the governor of the far western region said on Monday, accusing the United States of launching a smear campaign. Tension has flared in recent weeks between China and the United…

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MYANMAR FACES GENOCIDE HEARINGS AT THE HAGUE

6th Dec 2019 . by Andrew Richards

06 DECEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – In a wood-panelled hall of the ornate Peace Palace at The Hague, lawyers pressing a case against Myanmar for alleged genocide against its Muslim Rohingya minority will next week ask judges to order immediate action to protect them from further violence. Gambia, a tiny, mainly Muslim West African country,…

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WEEK 5: Who touched Me?

5th Dec 2019 . by Hanlie Krös

Luke 8:43-48 “As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed Him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind Him and touched the edge of His cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. ‘Who touched me?’ Jesus asked. When they all denied…

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WAR-RAVAGED YEMENI CHILDREN WILL SUFFER FROM HUNGER FOR 20 YEARS

5th Dec 2019 . by Andrew Richards

05 DECEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: INDEPENDENT) – Even if the five-year war in Yemen were to end today, it would take two decades for the impoverished country’s children to reach the lesser level of malnutrition they suffered before the conflict, according to a new report to be released on Tuesday by a charity organisation. Without an immediate ceasefire,…

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