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JUST A MINUTE: GOD’S ORDER OF EVENTS

29th May 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

On 17 May, I read a devotion by Oswald Chambers in My Utmost for His Highest, titled “His ascension and our access.” This short devotion took me on a journey that reminded me anew that God’s plans are all rolled out according to a very specific order. This journey took me from the transfiguration to…

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CORONAVIRUS THROWS FUEL ON THE FLAMES OF STRAINED US-CHINA RELATIONS

27th May 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Alex Pollock After a brief period of apparent calm with the signing of a trade deal in January, the US-China relationship has worsened dramatically in the past few months, with the Covid-19 pandemic adding a new and deadly edge to an increasingly bitter and fiery competition. (Bloomberg) Increasing Tensions Since the start of the…

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GOVERNMENT CLAMPDOWNS ON NGOs ON THE INCREASE

27th May 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Donnelly McCleland Parliament in Kyrgyzstan on 22 May resumed formal scrutiny of a draft law that experts believe is designed to hobble the work of independent civic activists. And with coronavirus-related restrictions on their side, the legislature’s largely government-loyal members were able to hear discussions at the public forum with almost no interventions from…

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ISLAMISTS TIGHTEN THEIR GRIP ON STRATEGIC LIBYA

27th May 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Donnelly McCleland Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar called on his forces on Saturday [23 May] to rally against Turkey, which has helped his Tripoli-based rivals turn the tide of a military conflict around the capital. Recent advances by forces aligned with the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), including the seizure of a key…

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CHINA SE VOORGESTELDE VEILIGHEIDSWET LEI TOT HERNUDE PROTESAKSIE IN HONGKONG

27th May 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

Protesoptogte het weer in Hongkong uitgebreek nadat Beijing ’n wetsontwerp op nasionale veiligheid bekendgestel het, wat die soewereiniteit van Hongkong kan bedreig. Die wet sal Beijing in staat stel om intelligensie-agentskappe in Hongkong te vestig, met die doel om “afstigting, ondermyning en terroriste-aktiwiteite” teë te werk. Die Chinese minister van veiligheid, John Lee, voer aan…

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BRASILIË: NUWE COVID-19 BRANDPUNT BEDREIG KWESBARE INHEEMSE GEMEENSKAPPE

27th May 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

Brasilië het die wêreld se tweede grootste brandpunt van COVID-19-gevalle geword, aangesien Suid-Amerika as die nuwe virus-episentrum na vore getree het. Die jongste verslae uit São Paulo toon aan dat Brasilië nou meer as 360,000 bevestigde gevalle het. Ten spyte van die konstante styging in gevalle, het Brasilië se president, Jair Bolsonaro, besluit om dele…

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Brazil
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BRAZIL, NEW COVID-19 HOTSPOT THREATENING VULNERABLE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

27th May 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

Brazil has become the world’s number two hotspot for COVID-19 cases as South America emerges as the new virus epicentre. The latest reports out of São Paulo show Brazil now has over 360,000 confirmed cases. Despite the steady rise in cases, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has decided to reopen parts of the economy, as some…

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CHINA’S PROPOSED SECURITY LAW LEADS TO NEW HONG KONG PROTESTS

27th May 2020 . by Donnelly McCleland

Protests have erupted again in Hong Kong after Beijing announced a proposed national security bill that could threaten Hong Kong’s sovereignty. The law would allow Beijing to set up intelligence agencies in Hong Kong, with the aim of “tackling secession, subversion, and terrorist activities.” Chinese Secretary for Security John Lee cited an increase in terrorism…

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27 MEI ’20 | BID VIR SUID-SOEDAN

26th May 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Liewe gebedsvriende Op Vrydag, 22 Mei, het die hoof van die Verenigde Nasies (VN) se menseregtekommissie daarop  aangedring dat die geweld in Suid-Soedan gestaak moet word en dat die verantwoordelike partye so gou moontlik voor die hof gebring moet word. Hierdie aankondiging volg nadat ’n oorsigverslag van die eerste drie maande van 2020, aan die…

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27 MAY ’20 | PRAY FOR SOUTH SUDAN

25th May 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Friday 22 May, the UN human rights chief insisted that intercommunal violence in South Sudan had to stop and those responsible had to be swiftly brought to justice. This announcement came after a review report of the first three months of 2020, revealed that about 658 people were killed in intercommunal…

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