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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CHINA MUSLIM
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CHINA’S CAPITAL ORDERS ARABIC, MUSLIM SYMBOLS TAKEN DOWN

31st Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

31 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) –  Authorities in the Chinese capital have ordered halal restaurants and food stalls to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam from their signs, part of an expanding national effort to “Sinicize” its Muslim population. Employees at 11 restaurants and shops in Beijing selling halal products and visited by…

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SUSPECTED BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS KILL 65

30th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

30 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: IOL) -Villagers were walking home from a funeral in northeast Nigeria this weekend when gunmen on motorbikes surrounded them in a graveyard and opened fire. The weekend attack bearing the hallmarks of terrorist group Boko Haram left at least 65 people dead, authorities said Monday, as residents urged the military to…

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TALIBAN
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TALIBAN VOWS FUTURE AFGHANISTAN WON’T BE TERRORISTS’ HOTBED

29th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

29 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: AP) -America’s longest war has come full circle. The United States began bombing Afghanistan after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to root out al-Qaida fighters harbored by the Taliban. Now, more than 18 years later, preventing Afghanistan from being a launching pad for more attacks on America is at the…

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WORST MEDITERRANEAN TRAGEDY THIS YEAR

26th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

26 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: IOL) -Up to 150 Europe-bound migrants were missing and feared drowned on Thursday after the boats they were traveling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the coast guard and the U.N. refugee agency said. A top U.N. official described the shipwreck as “the worst Mediterranean tragedy” so far this…

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DOZENS DEAD IN FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE IN ETHIOPIA

25th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

25 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: IOL) -Hospital officials in Ethiopia’s southern Sidama region report that at least 25 people have been killed during clashes with Ethiopian security forces after activists launched their bid for independence. There are reports, however, that the death toll could be as high as 60, the BBC reported. Succession activists were killed…

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SOUTH KOREA FIRES WARNING SHOTS AT RUSSIAN MILITARY PLANE

24th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

23 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea’s airspace off the country’s eastern coast, Seoul officials said in an announcement that was quickly disputed by Russia. South Korea said three Russian military planes — two Tu-95…

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BJ
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BORIS JOHNSON CHOSEN AS NEW UK LEADER

24th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

24 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: AP) -Boris Johnson, Britain’s blustering Brexit campaigner, was chosen as the U.K.’s next prime minister on Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically divided country. Johnson is set to become prime minister on Wednesday after winning an election to lead the governing Conservatives….

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IRn crisis gulf
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GULF CRISIS UPDATE

22nd Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

22 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago. Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said she would chair…

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Ebola
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WHO DECLARES EBOLA OUTBREAK AN INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY

18th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

18 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries. Despite a highly effective vaccine and a swift international response after it was declared 11 months ago,…

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