FIVE SIGNIFICANT STORIES TO WATCH IN 2022 AND THEIR POSSIBLE KINGDOM IMPACT

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By Donnelly McCleland Amid the relentless waves of COVID-19 infections and deaths, ongoing conflicts, political instability (coups, protests and upsets) and an increase in disasters, one could easily sink into despair, were it not for the Lord’s sovereign hand and merciful intervention in our world. In this follow-up special edition of A World in Motion…

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GLOBAL POWERS BATTLE FOR INFLUENCE IN LATIN AMERICA

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By Alex Pollock In the post-Cold War world, Latin America and the Caribbean have emerged as more important than ever. The dynamism of the region’s cultures, its prodigious agricultural capacity, and vast energy reserves have made the region’s place in the global community more significant than at any time since the colonial era. The relationship…

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THOUSANDS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT FORCES

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By Donnelly McCleland Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday [7 November] in a show of support for the Ethiopian government and armed forces. The rally comes a few days after the government declared a state of emergency earlier this week amid gains claimed by Tigrayan forces…

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AFGHANISTAN SE BUURLANDE EN RUSLAND VERGADER IN IRAN OM PAD VORENTOE TE BESPREEK

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Die ministers van buitelandse sake van Turkmenistan, Oesbekistan, Tadjikistan en Pakistan het Woensdag 27 Oktober in Iran se hoofstad, Teheran, vergader om hul betrekkinge met die nuutgestigte Taliban-regering te bespreek. Rusland en China het via video-oproep deelgeneem. Meer as ’n maand nadat Pakistan die eerste rondte virtuele samesprekings gefasiliteer het, het Iran ’n vergadering aangebied,…

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AFGHANISTAN’S NEIGHBOURS AND RUSSIA MEET IN IRAN TO DISCUSS WAY FORWARD

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On Wednesday 27 October, the foreign ministers of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Pakistan met in Iran’s capital, Tehran, to discuss their relations with the newly formed Taliban government, with Russia and China joining via video call. More than a month after Pakistan held the first round of talks virtually, Iran hosted an in-person meeting with…

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TAIWAN REMAINS A FOCAL POINT IN ONGOING CHINA-US TENSIONS

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By Alex Pollock China’s People’s Liberation Army flew 56 planes off the southwest coast of Taiwan on Monday [4 October], setting a new record and capping four days of sustained pressure involving 149 flights. All were in international airspace but prompted Taiwanese defence forces to scramble in response and raised fears that any misstep could…

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IRAN WORD LID VAN SHANGHAI SAMEWERKINGSORGANISASIE (SCO)

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Iran se aansoek om ’n volwaardige lid van die Shanghai Samewerkingsorganisasie (SCO) te word – na byna 15 jaar se waarnemerstatus – is op Vrydag 17 September deur die sewe permanente lede goedgekeur. Die SCO is verantwoordelik vir ongeveer ’n derde van die wêreld se grondgebied en voer jaarliks ​​biljoene dollars uit, aangesien sy lede…

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AUKUS SECURITY PACT SPARKS MAJOR DIPLOMATIC CRISIS

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On Monday 20 September, a planned Franco-British defence ministers’ summit became the latest casualty as France stepped up its protests over last week’s trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) – named AUKUS. President Joe Biden announced last Wednesday (15 September) that the three nations were forming a…

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IRAN GAINS MEMBERSHIP OF SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANISATION (SCO)

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On Friday 17 September, Iran’s bid to become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was approved – after almost 15 years of observer status – by the bloc’s seven permanent members. The SCO accounts for about one-third of the world’s land and exports trillions of dollars annually – as it includes China,…

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