A review of five news items from the previous week (1 local/Southern Africa and 4 international) from a Christian perspective, specifically written for radio broadcast.

In the news this week, ending 14 November:

  • MADAGASCAR – Presidential elections were held in the impoverished Indian Ocean island nation on 7 November
  • AUSTRALIA – After a terror attack in Melbourne, the Australian prime minister Scott Morrison said that “radical, violent, extremist Islam” is the greatest threat to Australian national security.
  • FRANCE – World leaders gathered in France to mark the centenary of WWI’s end
  • US – The Democratic party took control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010, while Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate.
  • GAZA – Tensions between Israel and Gaza de-escalates


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In the news last week, ending 7 November:

  • SOUTH AFRICA – Another parliamentary body has again called for State intervention in religious activities
  • PAKISTAN – Protests erupted in Pakistan after the acquittal of a Christian woman, Asia Bibi
  • EGYPT – Coptic Christians targeted again by terrorists
  • IRAN – Iran defiant as US reimposes hefty sanctions
  • SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia hosts rare visit of US evangelical Christian delegation


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