18Mar20-East Africa-Original ENG
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18 MARCH ’20 | PRAY FOR EAST AFRICA

16th Mar 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Thursday 12 March, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation warned that more swarms of hundreds of billions of locusts were beginning to form in the Horn of Africa. Desert locusts have been swarming through parts of East Africa and South Asia since January in the worst infestation for a quarter…

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11 MARCH ’20 | PRAY FOR OUR WORLD

9th Mar 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 8 March, Italy’s government announced that they will be locking down much of the country’s north, restricting the movement of about a quarter of the Italian population in region that serves as the country’s economic engine, in efforts to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus. Around the world major events – from…

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4 March20-Syria-ENGLISH
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4 MARCH ’20 | PRAY FOR SYRIA

2nd Mar 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 1 March, Turkey shot down two Syrian fighter jets in response to the downing of three Turkish drones by Syrian government forces. Tensions have escalated dramatically after 34 Turkish troops were killed in Syrian government air raids on Idlib on 27 February. Syrian government forces – supported by Russia –…

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26 FEBRUARY ’20 | PRAY FOR BURKINA FASO

24th Feb 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Friday 21 February, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said in a statement that more than 700,000 people had been displaced within Burkina Faso in the past 12 months. An estimated 150,000 of them had been uprooted in the last three weeks alone and daily 4,000 are forced to leave their homes…

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19Feb20-South Sudan-Original ENG
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19 FEBRUARY ’20 | PRAY FOR SOUTH SUDAN

17th Feb 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Saturday 15 February, Riek Machar, a former vice president and leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO), rejected a concession offered by President Salva Kiir, in their ongoing negotiations towards forming a unity government, by the 22 February deadline. Despite the president conceding to plans to reduce the number of…

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12Feb20-Australia-Original ENG
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12 FEBRUARY ’20 | PRAY FOR AUSTRALIA

10th Feb 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, Friday 7 February was the wettest day recorded in well over a year in Sydney, Australia – roads were closed, and public transport delayed. Parts of Australia’s east coast were hit by heavy rain, resulting in some evacuations, power cuts and school closures. The much-needed rain has eased drought conditions and doused…

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5Feb20-Sahel-Original ENGLISH
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5 FEBRUARY ’20 | PRAY FOR THE SAHEL REGION

3rd Feb 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 2 February, the French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, said that they would deploy 600 more soldiers in the fight against Islamist militants in Africa’s Sahel, south of the Sahara. France already has 4,500 soldiers stationed in the region. Their aim is to strengthen the forces in response to…

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29Jan20-China-Original ENGLISH
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29 JANUARY ’20 | PRAY FOR CHINA

27th Jan 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 26 January, Chinese authorities ordered an extension of a public holiday in an effort to contain the coronavirus epidemic which has been traced to a food market in the city of Wuhan. Wuhan is the largest city in central China with 11-15 million citizens. China is tightening its containment measures…

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22Jan20-Libya-ENG
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22 JANUARY ’20 | PRAY FOR LIBYA

21st Jan 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 19 January, several foreign powers signed a landmark agreement to limit external interference in the war in Libya and to work towards a peaceful resolution to the conflict. According to the United Nations, this is a significant step toward peace since April 2019 when military commander Khalifa Haftar began an…

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15 JANUARY ’20 | PRAY FOR IRAN

14th Jan 2020 . by Gigi Kotze

Dear prayer partners, On Saturday 11 January, protesters took to the streets of Tehran, Iran, demanding the resignation of senior leaders following the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane – caused by an Iranian surface-to-air missile – which killed all 176 people on board. The civilian aircraft was inadvertently shot down on Wednesday (8 January)…

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