PRAY FOR THE NATIONS

19th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

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VENEZUELA’S POLITICAL CRISIS CONTINUES TO ESCALATE

6th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has said he cannot rule out the possibility of civil war as pressure mounts on him to stand down. In a TV interview, he warned that US President Donald Trump would leave the White House “stained with blood” if he intervened in the crisis. He also defiantly rejected…

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INFOGRAPHICS

30th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

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VIOLENT CRACKDOWN ON ZIMBABWEAN PROTESTORS

23rd January 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland The Zimbabwean government said the security forces’ response to recent protests in which a number of people have reportedly died is just “a foretaste of things to come”. News of a violent crackdown has emerged despite the government blocking social media sites. Local rights groups said at least 12 people had been…

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SUDANESE POLICE FIRE ON PROTESTERS DEMANDING PRESIDENT STEP DOWN

18th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

18 JANUARY 2019 (THE GUARDIAN) – Thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities across Sudan, including the capital, where activists said a child and a doctor were killed in clashes between police and protesters calling for the end of Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year-old rule. Thursday’s protests marked some of the most widespread disturbances since…

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CHRISTIANS FALSELY ENCOURAGED TO BOYCOTT McDONALDS

16th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

Messages on social media are encouraging Christians to boycott McDonalds because of a sculpture by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen, featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald.  Even though the sculpture is real, the truth is that McDonalds did not initiate or endorse this sculpture.  The full story is as follows: An art exhibit in Israel featuring a…

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ZIMBABWE PROTESTS AFTER PETROL AND DIESEL PRICE HIKE

15th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

15 JANUARY 2019 (BBC) – Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight. Hundreds more were arrested as demonstrators took to the streets in the cities of Harare and Bulawayo. Burning tyres have been used to barricade roads and block bus routes. President Emmerson…

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IRANIAN ARMY COMMANDER OFFERS TO HELP POLICE SUPPRESS UNREST

5th January 2018 . by incontext_adm

5 JANUARY 2018 – Iran’s army chief declared on Thursday that police had quelled anti-government unrest that has killed 21 people but that his troops were ready to intervene if needed, as authorities staged more pro-government rallies. The protests, which seem spontaneous and without a unifying leader, erupted a week ago in Iran’s second city of…

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DRC VIOLENCE SHOWS KABILA ‘DETERMINED TO STAY IN POWER’

2nd January 2018 . by incontext_adm

2 JANUARY 2018 – Civil society groups and human rights activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are calling for sustained pressure on the country’s president, after protesters demanding Joseph Kabila step down were killed this week. At least seven people were killed across the country on Sunday, after security forces reportedly fired tear gas, rubber…

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PROTESTS HIT TEHRAN, TWO DEMONSTRATORS REPORTED KILLED IN IRAN TOWN

31st December 2017 . by incontext_adm

31 DECEMBER 2017 – Street protests hit Iran for a third day running on Saturday, spreading to the capital Tehran with crowds confronting police and attacking some state buildings, and a social media report said two demonstrators had been shot dead in a provincial town. The wave of anti-government demonstrations, prompted in part by discontent over…

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