THE G7 SUMMIT – HIGH ON PROMISES, LOW ON DELIVERABLES

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By Donnelly McCleland The leaders of the G7 countries ended a three-day summit with a diverse set of initiatives, including a pledge to vaccinate poorer countries against the coronavirus, a promise to make large corporations pay their fair share of taxes and a plan to tackle climate change with a blend of technology and money….

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RENEWED PROTESTS IN TUNISIA AFTER DEATH OF PROTESTER

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Protesters in Sbeitla, Tunisia, returned to the streets after it was reported that a young man injured during clashes last week had died in hospital. Haykel Rachdi had joined nationwide protests to mark the 10th anniversary of the Tunisian revolution, which ushered in democracy and triggered the Arab Spring uprisings across the region. What Tunisia…

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2021 – LOOKING AHEAD

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By Andrew Richards The ongoing impact of COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the fastest, and most far-reaching response to a global health emergency in human history. 2021 will see the outworking of this collective scientific effort, as nations embark on the mammoth task of vaccinating millions of people. Despite the calamitous impact of COVID-19…

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COVID-19: JORDAN BECOMES FIRST COUNTRY TO VACCINATE REFUGEES

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According to the UN, Jordan became the first country to include UN registered refugees in its COVID vaccination plan. Iraqi refugee Raia Alkabasi was the first refugee to receive the vaccine, administered by the Jordan Ministry of Health. According to the UNHCR, out of the 90 countries currently developing vaccines, 51 of them have committed…

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COVID-19 VACCINES: ‘Mark of the beast’ or God’s provision?

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By Gustav Krös (*revised on 20 January to include clarification) Over the past month, COVID-19 vaccines have been a hot topic, particularly since the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was approved for use in the USA on 11 December 2020. The debate around whether to use a COVID-19 vaccine or not, was already a common topic of discussion…

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STORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED… AND WHY THEY MATTER

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By Donnelly McCleland Jesus challenged His disciples to be aware of what was going on around them (Luke 12:56) and to respond to changing times from His perspective, rather than seeing things through their human understanding. 2020 was one of those monumental years – on a global scale. Covid-19 has quite possibly impacted every person…

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JUST A MINUTE: MEASURING SUCCESS IN 2021

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by Gustav Krös It does not matter who you are, but I believe it is safe to say 2020 did not turn out the way you expected it would. All of us who had the privilege to live through 2020 encountered a year like no other before it. We all had to cancel meetings, travel…

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W.H.O. WARNS COVID CRISIS FAR FROM OVER AS MASSIVE VACCINE ROLL-OUT BEGINS

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By Donnelly McCleland Global coronavirus infections surged past 65 million on Friday [5 December] even as countries doubled down on restrictions and plans to roll out vaccines gathered pace. The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned against complacency and what it said was an erroneous belief that because vaccines are on the near-horizon, the Covid-19 crisis…

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