8Jul20-Ethiopia-Original
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8 JULY ’20 | PRAY FOR ETHIOPIA

6th Jul 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Monday 29 June, on the southern outskirts of Addis Ababa, Hachalu Hundessa, a famous Ethiopian musician, and an Oromo rights activist was gunned down. His body was rushed to the nearby Tirunesh Beijing General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His death sent shockwaves across the country, specifically in…

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1July20-Myanmar-Original
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1 JULY ’20 | PRAY FOR MYANMAR

30th Jun 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 28 June, the United Nations expressed concern over the humanitarian impact of fighting in western Myanmar’s Rakhine and  Chin states. Fighting between Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army – an insurgent group fighting for more autonomy for ethnic Rakhine Buddhists – has escalated in recent weeks.  The UN urged both…

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24Jun20-World Economy-Original
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24 JUNE ’20 | PRAY FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

22nd Jun 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, The COVID-19 pandemic has spread globally, at a rapid rate, and infected millions. It has had a huge impact on the world as we knew it; there have been thousands of deaths, it has disrupted our ways of life, and led to huge job losses.  According to the World Bank’s special report…

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17 JUNE ’20 | PRAY FOR NIGERIA

16th Jun 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Saturday 13 June, in Nigeria’s volatile northeast Borno state, about 20 soldiers and more than 40 civilians were killed, and many injured, in twin Islamist attacks. These attacks overwhelmed the local hospital, forcing some of those injured to lie waiting for assistance outside the facility. The militants burned down the United…

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10 JUNE ’20 | PRAY FOR LEBANON

9th Jun 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Saturday 6 June, people gathered in Beirut’s Martyr’s Square, shouting: “We want a better life,” seeking solutions to the economic crisis, an end to corruption and the downfall of civil war-era politicians. Fighting broke out between rival protest factions after some chanted anti-Hezbollah slogans. Some protesters threw rocks at security forces…

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3Jun20-USA-Original
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3 JUNE ’20 | PRAY FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

2nd Jun 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, Demonstrations continued across the United States in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man in police custody, on Monday 25 May.  George Floyd died after being forcibly restrained by police, in downtown Minneapolis. On Tuesday, the four police officers involved in his death were fired from the…

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27May20 -South Sudan-Original
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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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20 MAY ’20 | PRAY FOR AFGHANISTAN

18th May 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Tuesday 12 May, in a small hospital in the southwestern corner of Kabul, three gunmen disguised as police burst into the hospital’s maternity ward and started shooting, killing at least 24 people, including new-borns, mothers and nurses. No group claimed responsibility for the attack. On the same day, in the eastern…

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13May20-Libya-Original
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13 MAY ’20 | PRAY FOR LIBYA

11th May 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Saturday 9 May, Libya’s eastern-based forces of Khalifa Haftar launched another attack on the southern suburbs of the capital, Tripoli, after losing ground around the city. The heavy assault damaged Tripoli’s main airport, setting fuel tanks and several passenger planes ablaze. It also resulted in the deaths of six civilians and…

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6May20-Ramadan-Original
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6 MAY ’20 | PRAY DURING RAMADAN

4th May 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, It is a very different Ramadan this year for the 1.8 billion Muslims around the world with the coronavirus pandemic keeping many countries in ‘lockdown’. From dusk on Thursday 23 April till Saturday 23 May, the world’s Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset daily. This is a time of self-denial, spiritual…

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