FRESH PROTESTS CALLS FOR “PEOPLES REVOLUTION” IN SUDAN

13th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

13 FEBRUARY 2019 (SOURCE: AP) –  Hundreds of demonstrators are gathering in different Sudanese cities, protesting against autocratic President Omar al-Bashir. Tuesday’s demonstrations were called by the Sudanese Professionals Association, an umbrella of independent professional unions. Video footage shows demonstrators gathering at intersections chanting “just fall,” and calling for a “people’s revolution.” The current wave of…

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IRAQI CHRISTIANS, WARY OF SHIITE MILITIA, FEAR RETURNING HOME

12th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

12 FEBRUARY 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – In the main square in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella stands a large cross, one of the few overt signs the town was historically Christian. Nearby, a massive billboard shows Shiite Muslim martyrs alongside a photo of Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini. Posters of Iranian-backed Shiite militiamen killed in fighting with…

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EGYPT’S EL-SISI ELECTED NEW CHAIRMAN OF AFRICAN UNION

11th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

11 FEBRUARY 2019 (SOURCE:AP) – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body’s summit in Ethiopia. Also at the African Union meeting Sunday, a statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor was unveiled. Afterward a scuffle erupted between security guards for some African leaders and African Union guards, causing…

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EU GIVES MAY GLIMPSE OF BREXIT HOPE

8th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

08 FEBRUARY 2019 (SOURCE: EWN) – British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from a day in an increasingly impatient Brussels on Thursday with a pledge of renewed talks that held out some hope for a new Brexit deal, if no sign of compromise yet. Senior EU officials urged her to grasp an olive branch from…

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WEEK 2: Today Is the Day of Salvation!

8th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

“… ‘At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.’ Indeed, the ‘right time’ is now. Today is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2, NLT)   I was far from believing that I had worth, until I met Him… Him being my Faithful Lover, Jesus Christ.  He…

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC SIGNS PEACE DEAL WITH REBEL GROUPS

7th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

07 FEBRUARY 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups signed a peace deal on Wednesday even as some expressed alarm about the possible suspension of prosecutions after five years of bloody conflict. The agreement is the eighth since the fighting began in 2013 but the first to emerge from direct dialogue. The…

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VENEZUELA’S POLITICAL CRISIS CONTINUES TO ESCALATE

6th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has said he cannot rule out the possibility of civil war as pressure mounts on him to stand down. In a TV interview, he warned that US President Donald Trump would leave the White House “stained with blood” if he intervened in the crisis. He also defiantly rejected…

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YELLOW VEST PROTESTS CONTINUE IN FRANCE

6th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland France’s yellow vest protesters were back on the streets on Saturday [2 February] to keep up the pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron’s government and to decry the number of people being injured by police during the anti-government demonstrations. Multiple protests in Paris and other cities denounced Mr Macron’s economic policies, which…

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INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

6th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Cherolyn Amery [United Nations] Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday [28 January] that hatred of Jews is getting worse, saying that “we must rise up against rising anti-Semitism.” He told the UN’s annual commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day that anti-Semitic incidents in the United States increased 57 percent in 2017, according to the…

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TRUMP APPEALS FOR UNITY IN STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

6th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

06 FEBRUARY 2019 (SOURCE: FOX) – President Trump, in his first State of the Union address before a divided Congress, railed against “the politics of revenge” and “partisan investigations” as he appealed for unity at a time when Washington is struggling to break a deadlock over border security funding that threatens to trigger another government shutdown in a matter of days. Touting economic…

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