Right now we’re having the Cup of African Nations. One of the Peace Corps Volunteers in
Anyway, the Cup is from Jan 10 – Feb 20, so if you have time watch it or stay abreast if it interests you. I think it’s about 16 countries.
I had to send a friend, the wonderful Eliza Doolittle (girl with the biggest heart for Africa) some info on
Kenya - biggest is turmoil in aftermath of elections; need peaceful resolution to contention of presidency; don't know if you want to pray one way or another (people
differ on this), but it is clear that Kabiki did not win fairly especially as primaries showed he would lose (I don't know if primaries is the right word, but you understand what I am saying); but more importantly the violence is bad; right now 250,000 displaced from Kenya. That's HUGE.155,000 people (including 66,000 children) are homeless because of the violence. These are in the townships of
Ok, there are 3 agenda items being discussed in full-peace talks. They have finally finished agenda item 3 which is about accountability and reconciliation. The
Joaquim Chissano, a special UN envoy to LRA-affected regions, has been charged with negotiating peace by the UN Security Council. He's in Kimpala meeting with
Big deal here is the January 31st deadline given by the government--well the president of
LRA has asked for extension like into March, but Museveni or his government has continually denied such requests. So as of now, it's still set for January 31st.
I don't know what will happen if they don't reach peace by then. Oh yes, I do. DRC military and the Ugandan military are going to go after the LRA and Joseph Kony (head of LRA). They should have done this awhile ago (I don't mean all out war and killing civilians but a specific search for the head of LRA like police work in a city).
I don't fully understand the usefulness of the Congressional Act being considered, but there is one on the floor of your
Child Soldier Prevention Act of 2007 (S.1175), which would encourage governments to disarm, demobilize and rehabilitate child soldiers from government forces and government-supported paramilitaries.
So you can ask your people not only to pray but to take action (I'm big on this type of active prayer as we are the actual body of Christ and too often the hand asks the brain to do something about the crippled person in front of her who cannot pick up his dropped money. And the brain is telling the hand "I'm trying to do so but my hand won't receive my signals").
Back in 2002 the child commuter count was 25,000. Last year it was down to 500 because of increased efforts to stop this war.
About 1.4 million people have been displaced. But many hundred thousands (changes every year) have been able to return home due to increased effort.
But I'm not sure if you meant