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 16 January:

  • ZIMBABWE – Fuel hike protests turn deadly in Zimbabwe
  • DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Catholic Church rejects DRC electoral outcome
  • SYRIA – Syrian and Kurdish leaders are optimistic that agreement can be reached
  • INDIA – Millions of Hindus gather at Ganges river for cleansing ritual
  • AFGHANISTAN – Talks with Taliban fail once again


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In the news last week, ending 9 January:

  • SOUTH AFRICA – Public Protector urged to probe Clifton 4th beach saga
  • SUDAN – More than 800 detained in Sudan protests
  • EGYPT – Egypt’s al-Sisi opens Middle East’s largest cathedral and mega-mosque in new capital
  • UKRAINE – Ukrainian Orthodox Christians formally break from Russia
  • IRAQ – Iraq officially declares Christmas Day a national holiday


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