THOUSANDS ARRESTED AFTER DEADLY UNREST IN KAZAKHSTAN

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By Donnelly McCleland Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory on Monday [10 January] in defending Kazakhstan from what he described as a foreign-backed terrorist uprising, and promised leaders of other former Soviet states that a Moscow-led alliance would protect them too. Kazakhstan’s biggest city Almaty returned to near-normal on Monday after nearly a week of…

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HAITIANS FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE AMID DEPORTATIONS AND NATIONAL CRISES

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In September, a humanitarian crisis developed at the US southern border when more than 14,000 immigrants from Haiti crossed the Rio Grande — fleeing poverty, natural disasters, violence, and more to try and claim asylum in the US. By mid-month, a makeshift camp was set up under a border bridge in Del Rio, Texas. But,…

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THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA

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By Gustav Krös and Donnelly McCleland The convulsions of civil unrest in parts of South Africa have not yet fully abated, and the extent of the destruction and upheaval will be felt by communities for a long time after calm is finally restored. Many opinions have been offered for the wanton violence and destruction. Numerous…

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PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTS QUELLED IN ESWATINI

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Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Manqoba Khumalo extended condolences to the families of 27 people who were killed in the recent pro-democracy protests. Opposition and human rights groups claim the number of dead is closer to 60. Demonstrations first erupted in May following the death of a 25-year-old law student, allegedly…

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PEACEFUL PROTESTS TURN VIOLENT IN NIGERIA

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Judicial panels have been established in several Nigerian states to investigate police brutality across the country and the shooting of unarmed protesters in the country’s financial hub of Lagos on 20 October. The establishment of an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reported cases of police misconduct and abuse has been…

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SECTARIAN VIOLENCE IN INDIA CLAIMS DOZENS OF LIVES

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India has been rocked by the deadliest sectarian violence in New Delhi in decades. The fighting began on Sunday 23 February — just before US President Donald Trump arrived in the country for meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi — and quickly escalated into mass riots, with Hindu mobs targeting Muslim homes in the…

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22 JANUARIE ’20 | BID VIR LIBIË

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Liewe gebedsvriende Verskeie buitelandse moondhede het op Sondag 19 Januarie ’n deurslaggewende ooreenkoms onderteken om inmenging in die oorlog in Libië te beperk en om ’n vreedsame oplossing vir die konflik te bewerkstellig. Volgens die Verenigde Nasies is dit ’n belangrike stap na vrede sedert April 2019 toe die militêre bevelvoerder Khalifa Haftar ’n aanval…

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22 JANUARY ’20 | PRAY FOR LIBYA

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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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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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