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For Mali Church, Liberation of Main Cities Gives Relief and Anxiety

For Mali Church, Liberation of Main Cities Gives Relief and Anxiety

For Mali Church Leader the liberation of the main cities of Northern Mali has created a great sense of relief and joy in the country, but the task of reconstruction and reconciliation is huge.

Pray as Kenya Prepares for Elections

Pray as Kenya Prepares for Elections

Open Doors is calling Christians around the world to join in prayer for Kenya as it prepares for the elections. There continues to be a backlash against Christians who opposed some clauses in the Constitution.

South Sudan Initiates National Reconciliation

South Sudan Initiates National Reconciliation

South Sudan’s Vice President Riek Machar met this week with civil society groups to discuss a national reconciliation project, aimed at healing the wounds left by years of war and unrest in South Sudanese communities.“The war has created barriers among our people… The war has created trauma to all of us,” said Machar, who has been at the forefront of reconciliation efforts in South Sudan.

Red Cross Appeal for Emergency Aid to Flood Victims in Mozambique

Red Cross Appeal for Emergency Aid to Flood Victims in Mozambique

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says it needs $700,000 for emergency aid to flood victims in Mozambique. A quarter of a million people are affected by the ongoing floods, with an estimated 140,000 made homeless.

South Sudan: Samaritan’s Purse Calls for Urgent Medical Help

South Sudan: Samaritan’s Purse Calls for Urgent Medical Help

Samaritan’s Purse is calling for urgent help to meet the overwhelming demand to treat thousands of patients in desperate conditions in South Sudan’s Maban County with a population of more than 200,000, which includes over 110,000 refugees.

French Take On Last Mali Rebel Stronghold

French Take On Last Mali Rebel Stronghold

French forces have entered Kidal, the last major stronghold of Islamist militants who seized control of northern Mali last year. By VOA News, Jan. 30, 2013: The French military said Wednesday that troops took control of the Kidal airport and deployed in the town overnight, continuing a week-long push to retake the north’s population centers.Haminy Maiga, […]

Bringing Food and Aid to the Displaced in Mali

Bringing Food and Aid to the Displaced in Mali

By MNN, Jan. 22, 2013: Mali is edging dangerously near the precipice of becoming a failed state. Global concerns over that possibility prompted France, the United Kingdom, and even Canada to some response. At the same time, ongoing military operations in northern and central Mali have caused the humanitarian situation to deteriorate. Already in the grip […]

French Troops in Mali Ahead of Ground Assault

French Troops in Mali Ahead of Ground Assault

Anne Look, VOA News, Jan. 15, 2013: BAMAKO, MALI — French forces are preparing for a possible ground assault in Mali against al-Qaida-linked rebels who have continued to push south despite five days of French aerial bombardments. Paris has put 800 soldiers on the ground in Mali since it began its rapid deployment Friday at the […]

Zimbabwe: Water Filters Urgently Needed for Typhoid Outbreak

Zimbabwe: Water Filters Urgently Needed for Typhoid Outbreak

By MNN, Jan. 10, 2013: 56% of Zimbabweans don’t have clean sanitation facilities. Nearly 20% lack clean drinking water. Because of this, typhoid fever seems to be something they just can’t shake. So far, at least 800 cases of typhoid have been recorded in the capital of Zimbabwe alone. The outbreak started in October. Typhoid […]

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