SPURNED BY WASHINGTON, NORTH KOREA’S KIM SEEKS A FRIEND IN PUTIN

25th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

25 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at a summit designed to show that Washington is not the only power able to set the agenda on Pyongyang’s nuclear program. The two men embarked on a day of talks on an island off the Russian Pacific…

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INFOGRAPHICS

24th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

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EGYPT VOTERS APPROVE REFERENDUM EXTENDING PRESIDENT’S RULE

24th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

24 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: AP) -Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising. El-Sissi led the military overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president amid mass…

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PRAY FOR THE NATIONS

23rd April 2019 . by incontext_adm

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SRI LANKA ARRESTS 40 SUSPECTS AFTER BOMBINGS, TOLL UP TO 310

23rd April 2019 . by incontext_adm

23 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by suicide bombers involved in deadly Easter bombings and the owner of a house where some of them lived, officials said. Sri Lanka’s…

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WEEK 2: Grace

22nd April 2019 . by incontext_adm

Grace, by definition, is unmerited favour. Therefore, in order for grace to exist, there would need to be an object undeserving of the favour being bestowed upon it. Grace should cause all of us to fall to our knees and admit our dependence on God. I love the way Jesus explained this truth in the…

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EASTER TERROR ATTACKS TARGET CHURCHES AND HOTELS IN SRI LANKA

21st April 2019 . by incontext_adm

21 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: THE DAILY MAIL)  – At least 156 people are dead in an Easter Sunday terrorist attack targeting Christians in Sri Lanka after eight explosions ripped through high-end hotels and churches as suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up. The initial six explosions injured as many as 500 people, including Japanese and British citizens, and…

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13 DEAD IN KZN CHURCH COLLAPSE AS HEAVY STORMS LASH THE PROVINCE

19th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

19 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: THE SOWETAN) – Thirteen people died and 16 were injured when a church roof collapsed in northern KwaZulu-Natal as heavy storms lashed the province on Thursday night. According to Jonty Ndlazi, a senior manager at the KZN disaster management centre, a Pentecostal church building collapsed during a “Passover session”. The building is in…

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INDONESIAN PRESIDENT WIDODO LEADS IN EARLY ELECTION RETURNS

18th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

18 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: THE MERCURY NEWS) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared on track Wednesday to win a second term, according to early vote counts, holding a 10 percentage-point lead over a retired general who had courted nationalist and conservative Islamic forces in a campaign waged on the country’s fault lines. Widodo’s apparent victory over Prabowo…

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SUDAN PROTESTORS DEMAND CIVILIAN RULE

17th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland Sudan’s main protest group on Sunday [14 April] demanded the immediate handover of power to a civilian transitional government, saying it would keep up the street demonstrations which ousted former President Omar al-Bashir last week to achieve its aims. (Reuters) Uncertainty and turmoil amid jubilation A sit-in in the Sudanese capital, which…

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