14 OCTOBER ’20 | PRAY FOR SOUTH AFRICA

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Dear prayer partners, On Saturday 10 October, hundreds of protesters gathered at South Africa’s Union Buildings, to raise awareness of farm killings – calling on the government and police to act against the perpetrators – and to pray. The demonstration follows the brutal death of 21-year-old Brendin Horner on a farm in Paul Roux, in…

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SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT SAYS COVID-19 CORRUPTION IS AN UNFORGIVABLE BETRAYAL

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By Donnelly McCleland President Cyril Ramaphosa has described COVID-19 corruption as “an unforgivable betrayal” for the millions of South Africans who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. In a letter released on Sunday [23 August], issued to African National Congress (ANC) members, the president said the party remains deeply implicated in South Africa’s corruption…

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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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15 JULY ’20 | PRAY FOR COVID-19 ‘HOTSPOT’ NATIONS

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Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 12 July, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours. According to the Johns Hopkins University, more than 12.7 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 globally, of whom, more than 565,000 have died, and over…

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24 JUNE ’20 | PRAY FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

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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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LOCKDOWN – GROWING NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IMPOSING STRICT CONTAINMENT MEASURES

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On Monday 23 March, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa took the unprecedented step of announcing a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). South Africa joins a growing number of countries implementing strict containment measures. UK’s prime minister Boris Johnson also announced on Monday the imposition of the most stringent restrictions…

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RAMAPHOSA DECLARES CORONAVIRUS A NATIONAL DISASTER

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On Sunday the 15th of March, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation with regards to the coronavirus outbreak. He said the coronavirus constitutes a grave emergency which would have a lasting impact on the economy, and announced a number of stringent measures to protect South Africans and to try and reduce the impact…

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11 MARCH ’20 | PRAY FOR OUR WORLD

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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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SONA 2020 DELAYED BY EFF DISRUPTIONS

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address was postponed last week Thursday, following nearly an hour of disruptions from the Economic Freedom Fighters. The president was only able to deliver his speech after EFF members willingly left the House.  Mr Ramaphosa highlighted a number of issues, but much of the media coverage…

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SOUTH AFRICANS AND OTHERS TAKE STOCK AMID VIOLENCE

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6 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: VOA) – South Africa has begun assessing the toll of the week’s anti-immigrant violence, which, according to authorities, has claimed 10 lives, injured scores more, incited fear, hobbled business activity, and strained relations with other African countries. In a televised address Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa denounced the attacks that began Sunday,…

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