SUDAN’S ARMY TO MAKE ‘IMPORTANT STATEMENT’ AS PROTESTERS CALL FOR BASHIR TO GO

11th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

11 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN) – The Sudanese army will make an “important statement soon”, state television and radio announced on Thursday morning, as thousands of protesters camped outside the military headquarters in Khartoum demanding the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir. “The Sudanese army will issue an important statement soon. Wait for it,” a television anchor…

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ISRAEL’S NETANYAHU SECURES ELECTION VICTORY

10th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

10 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli national election, securing a record fifth term in office despite running neck-and-neck with his challenger Benny Gantz, the country’s three main television channels said on Wednesday. With 97 percent of the votes counted, neither of the candidates’ parties had captured a ruling…

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SUDAN: PROTESTERS REFUSE TO GIVE UP

9th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

09 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – Sudanese security forces attempted to break up an anti-government sit-in outside the military headquarters in the country’s capital Monday, setting off clashes in which a soldier was killed while trying to protect protesters, activists said. Thousands had rallied in front of the compound in Khartoum since the weekend, in one…

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EASTERN LIBYAN FORCES CONDUCT AIR STRIKES ON TRIPOLI

8th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

08 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: AP) –  Eastern Libyan forces carried out air strikes on the southern part of Tripoli on Sunday and made progress toward the city center, residents said, escalating an operation to take the capital as the United Nations failed to achieve a truce. The Libyan National Army (LNA) force of Khalifa Haftar, which…

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MAY ASKS FOR BREXIT DELAY

5th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

05 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May Friday sought to delay Brexit until June 30 to avoid a crash-out in one week’s time, but a key European Union leader suggested an even longer pause in the difficult divorce proceedings. In a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, May seeks an extension until June…

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FAKE NEWS HARMING BRAND SA

4th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

04 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: NEWS24) – The government has warned South Africans not to be “duped to believe everything they read or see on social media that is purported to be about attacks on foreign nationals”. Acting Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Director General Phumla Williams said fake images and videos on social media were…

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ALGERIA’S LONGEST SERVING PRESIDENT QUITS

3rd April 2019 . by incontext_adm

03 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: ALJAZEERA) – A saviour for some, an opportunist for others, Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika is no stranger to controversy. Elected president of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in 1999, the 82-year-old is the fifth and longest-serving head of state the North African country has had. He resigned on April 2, following weeks of…

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BRICS BANK TO UP ITS LENDING TO SOUTH AFRICA

2nd April 2019 . by incontext_adm

02 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: FIN24) – The New Development Bank, also known as the BRICS Bank, sees various opportunities in South Africa and will scale up its projects over time, according to its president, KV Kamath. On the first day of the bank’s 4th annual meeting in Cape Town – the first time the meeting has…

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TURKEY’S ERDOGAN SUFFERS SEVERE SETBACK IN LOCAL ELECTION

1st April 2019 . by incontext_adm

01 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) –  Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan suffered a severe setback as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time in a local election and he appeared to concede defeat in the country’s largest city, Istanbul. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics since coming to power 16 years…

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MALTESE FORCES RETAKE TANKER HIJACKED BY MIGRANTS, FIVE ARRESTED

29th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

29 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: AL JAZEERA)  – A Maltese special operations team boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea and returned control to the captain before escorting it to a Maltese port. Five men suspected of being the leaders of the hijacking were arrested and taken away in a prison van…

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