STREEKSLEIERS VRA ‘PLAN VAN AKSIE’ TEN OPSIGTE VAN OPSTAND IN MOSAMBIEK

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Suider-Afrikaanse leiers het hulle op Maandag 17 Augustus daartoe verbind om die Mosambiekse regering in die stryd teen die opstand in die Cabo Delgado provinsie te ondersteun. Hulle het egter geen spesifieke besonderhede gegee oor watter praktiese of militêre hulp hulle sal verleen nie. Die Islamitiese groep Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama of Ansar al-Sunna (wat…

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ISRAEL AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES REACH DEAL TO NORMALISE RELATIONS

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On Thursday 13 August, US President Donald Trump announced that Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had reached a deal to normalise relations between the two Middle East nations. President Trump helped broker the deal that sees the UAE become only the third Arab nation, after Egypt (1979) and Jordan (1994) to sign a…

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REGIONAL LEADERS CALL FOR ‘ACTION PLAN’ ON MOZAMBIQUE INSURGENCY

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On Monday 17 August, Southern African leaders pledged their commitment to supporting Mozambique’s government in its fight against the insurgency in Cabo Delgado province, however, they did not specify any details of what practical or military support they would give. The Islamist group Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama or Ansar al-Sunna (meaning ‘supporters of tradition’), which…

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19 AUGUSTUS ’20 | DANKSEGGING TE MIDDE VAN ELLENDE

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Liewe gebedsvriende Tot dusver was 2020 ’n belangrike jaar – selde om bemoedigende of opbouende redes. Nogtans het u, die leser, in hierdie tye getrou saam met ons in gebed en smeking volhard vir vele nasies en volke. Die wêreld is deur die koronavirus-pandemie, sprinkaanplae in Oos-Afrika, oorstromings in Asië, brande in die Amasone in…

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19 AUGUST ’20 | THANKSGIVING AMIDST CALAMITIES

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Dear prayer partners, 2020 has been a momentous year thus far, and often not for encouraging or uplifting reasons. However, you have faithfully joined with us in prayer and supplication for many nations and peoples at this time. Our world has been confronted by the coronavirus pandemic, locust plagues in East Africa, floods throughout Asia,…

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FONDASIE VIR HINDOE-TEMPEL GELÊ OP TERREIN WAAR MOSKEE VERNIETIG IS

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Op Woensdag, 5 Augustus, het Indië se eerste minister, Narendra Modi, ’n seremonie gehou om die bouwerk aan ’n nuwe Hindoe-tempel in die stad Ayodhya in te huldig. Dit sal ongeveer drie en ’n half jaar neem om te voltooi. Dit word op ’n terrein gebou wat glo die geboorteplek van die god Rama is,…

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ROOI-KRUIS IN NOORD-KOREA AKTIVEER RAMPBESTUURSPLAN

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Die Rooi-Kruis het meer as 43,000 vrywilligers in Noord-Korea opgelei om kritiese noodhulp te verleen, ná die Opperleier Kim Jong-un verlede maand ’n noodtoestand aangekondig het. Die vrywilligers sal toegang tot al nege Noord-Koreaanse provinsies hê – ’n reg wat aan geen ander organisasie gegee word nie. Hulle sal behulpsaam wees in  vloedgeteisterde gebiede, asook…

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FOUNDATIONS LAID FOR HINDU TEMPLE AT SITE OF RAZED MOSQUE

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a ceremony on Wednesday 5 August marking the start of construction on a new Hindu temple in the city of Ayodhya. The temple will take approximately three-and-a-half years to build and is located at the site believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram, said to be one of…

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RED CROSS IN NORTH KOREA ACTIVATES DISASTER RESPONSE

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The Red Cross has trained over 43,000 volunteers in North Korea to provide critical aid after Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un issued a state of emergency last month. The volunteers will have access to all nine North Korean provinces (a right not given to any other organisation) and will provide flood assistance, food packages, hygiene items,…

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Lebanon Disaster Response

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Lebanon Disaster Response Impact of Beirut blast 4 August – a fire and two explosions in the Port of Beirut 200+ people killed; several missing (as of 11/08/2020) ±6,000 injured ±300,000 homeless Estimated damage to infrastructure, homes, and vehicles $10-15 billion Damage to port (including main grain silos) will exacerbate food insecurity; estimated 1 month’s…

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