OIL PRICES SOAR AS TANKERS ABLAZE IN SUSPECTED ATTACKS IN GULF

14th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

14 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: CITIZEN) – World oil prices surged following reports of the suspected attacks, exacerbating tensions in the crude-rich Middle East, analysts said. Suspected attacks left two tankers ablaze in the waters of the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, sparking fears of a broader conflict and sending world oil prices soaring. The mysterious incident…

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MIGRANT HUMANITARIAN CRISIS LOOMING IN BOSNIA

13th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

13 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: AP) -Aid groups are warning of a developing humanitarian crisis in Bosnia as more migrants make their way to one of Europe’s poorest and most volatile countries, where the needs of the existing population already strain a thin social safety net. The Bosnian Red Cross has sounded the alarm over a…

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CONGO DECLARES MEASLES EPIDEMIC

12th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

12 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Congo’s government has declared an epidemic of measles, which the latest health ministry figures show has now killed at least 1,500 people, over a hundred more than have died of Ebola. While health officials have focused on the far deadlier hemorrhagic Ebola virus concentrated in Democratic Republic of Congo’s lawless…

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SUDAN’S OPPOSITION CALL FOR CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAMPAIGN AFTER CLAMPDOWN

11th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland A civil disobedience campaign in Sudan has brought the country’s capital to a standstill, closing down restaurants, banks and other businesses and turning streets desolate on Sunday [9 June], the latest escalation by protesters demanding an end to military rule. The mass showing of government defiance follows a military crackdown, that protestors…

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UK LEADERSHIP AND KEY CONTENDERS

11th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

Compiled by Mike Burnard Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down on Friday 7 June as leader of Britain’s Conservative Party after admitting failure in her attempt to withdraw the country from the European Union. She will remain as a “caretaker” Prime Minister for a few weeks while the party picks a successor. (Global News) Why is Theresa May…

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ZELENSKIY’S SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE PARTY VOWS ‘RADICAL CHANGES’

11th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland The party of Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has kept a strong lead ahead of a parliamentary election due on 21 July, an opinion poll showed on Monday [10 June]. The survey by KIIS research body showed the former television comedian’s equally new party, Servant of the People, on 34.4 percent, below…

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PRESSURE GROWS ON AFRICA TO TAKE BACK ITS MIGRANTS

11th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

11 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: DM) –  Migrant numbers to Europe have dropped dramatically since 2015 when the highest number of people recorded – over a million – arrived from outside the continent. In 2018, Europe saw an influx of 140,000 and by 4 June 2019, fewer than 30,000 had arrived for this year. Yet migration remains a key…

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WEEK 9: Patience

10th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

Patience is something that all Christians are told to practise as it is one of the fruits of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22. But many Christians seem to struggle when it comes to actually having patience. This is, I believe, because of a common misunderstanding that some people have of the meaning of the…

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HONG KONG VOWS TO PRESS AHEAD WITH EXTRADITION BILL DESPITE HUGE PROTEST

10th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

10 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Riot police surrounded Hong Kong’s parliament on Monday after authorities said they would go ahead with a proposed extradition law, which would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China, despite protests from an estimated crowd of more than a million. What began as a peaceful protest through the center…

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RAMAPHOSA IS THE RIGHT PRESIDENT AT THE RIGHT TIME FOR SA, SAYS CHINA

7th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

07 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: IOL) – Beijing’s top envoy in South Africa, Ambassador Lin Songtian on Thursday praised South Africa’s developmental ambitions, adding that with China’s support, President Cyril Ramaphosa has the potential to save millions of South Africans from the grips of poverty and unemployment. “We are happy now the [May 8 general] election is…

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