Land reform
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SOUTH AFRICA’S LAND REFORM REPORT: RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCERNS

7th Aug 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland (with contribution from Hannes Bosman) 25 years into South Africa’s democracy, land reform in the country seems to be on the brink of commencement. The final report of a Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform was released and offers answers about crucial aspects of a land reform issue that has its roots…

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JOHNSON’S ‘DO OR DIE’ BREXIT PLEDGE

7th Aug 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland On 24 July, Boris Johnson replaced Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party and assumed the country’s top job. Following a campaign premised on delivering Brexit “do or die” by [the end of October] and with [fewer than 100] days until the departure deadline, Johnson wasted no time appointing a pro-Leave…

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RELIGIOUS RESTRICTIONS INCREASE AROUND THE WORLD

7th Aug 2019 . by incontext_adm

[Please note: This article focuses on the topic of restrictions on all religions, not just Christianity.] Compiled by Alex Pollock Over the decade from 2007 to 2017, government restrictions on religion – laws, policies and actions by state officials that restrict religious beliefs and practices – increased markedly around the world. The latest data from…

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US INTENDS TO PREVENT TURKEY INVASION INTO SYRIA

7th Aug 2019 . by incontext_adm

07 AUGUST 2019 ( SOURCE: AP) -U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that the U.S. intends to prevent any unilateral invasion by Turkey into northern Syria, saying any such move by the Turks would be unacceptable. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened an imminent attack in the northeast to push back U.S.-allied Syrian…

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KASHMIR
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UNREST FEARED AFTER INDIA REVOKES KASHMIR’S SPECIAL STATUS

6th Aug 2019 . by incontext_adm

06 AUGUST 2019 (SOURCE: AP) -India’s Hindu nationalist-led government moved Monday to revoke the special status of Muslim-majority Kashmir, cutting off communications and deploying thousands of troops in the restive Himalayan region amid fears the action could lead to uprisings there. Home Minister Amit Shah announced the revocation amid an uproar by opposition lawmakers in…

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SAUDI ARABIA EXTENDS NEW RIGHTS TO WOMEN

5th Aug 2019 . by incontext_adm

05 AUGUST 2019 (SOURCE: NYTIMES) -Some Saudi women joked about rushing to the airport — alone. Others breathed a sigh of relief that the men in their lives — whether fathers, brothers or husbands — could no longer dictate their movements. Social media crackled with ecstatic posts: memes of women praising the crown prince and…

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WEEK 7: Watch Ya’ Mouth!

2nd Aug 2019 . by incontext_adm

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3, NIV)   Our ministry team had the opportunity to have some quiet time in a beautiful wooden chapel on a farm at the foot of a mountain just more than a year ago. We were led in…

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LANDMARK US-RUSSIA ARMS CONTROL TREATY IS DEAD

2nd Aug 2019 . by incontext_adm

02 AUGUST 2019 (SOURCE: AP) -A landmark arms control treaty that President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed three decades ago is dead, prompting fears of a new global arms race. The United States and Russia both walked away from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty on Friday. If they choose not to extend…

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RENAMO
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RENAMO FIGHTERS START DISARMING AS PART OF MOZAMBIQUE PEACE DEAL

1st Aug 2019 . by incontext_adm

01 AUGUST 2019 (SOURCE: NEWS24) -Mozambique’s main opposition party and former rebel movement Renamo began disarming members of its armed wing on Tuesday as part of a prospective peace deal that will see the fighters re-integrated into the country’s armed forces. In a symbolic ceremony attended by Renamo leader Ossufo Momade, government representatives and international…

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JUST A MINUTE: NEUROLOGICAL LAZINESS AND BIBLICAL FOOLISHNESS

31st Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

Most of our perceptions and assumptions are established, shaped and maintained by the media we choose to be exposed to, and few generations have been as exposed to the scale of intentional media manipulation as the current one. President Ronald Reagan once said of liberals: “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that…

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