Who Is Chad’s Worst Enemy?

Chad is poor, even by sub-Saharan African standards. There is a life expectancy of 49 years, and over 85 percent of their people face regular hunger. A high percentage of the people in Chad live and die by agriculture. There are farmers trying to eke out a living on [...]

Persecution of Christians in Nigeria Might Increase in 2022

The word “metastasized” is a strong word. This term has to do with the spreading of something deadly to new areas. This is a term that Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a religious rights organization based in the United Kingdom, uses to describe the situation in Nigeria. CSW members include [...]

Hard Times Ahead for Taiwan

October was very nerve-wracking for Taiwan. It began on October 1 when the People's Republic of China (PRC) "celebrated" the anniversary of the Communist Party by flying fighter jets into Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone. However, they did remain outside the nation's claimed airspace. The People’s Republic of China [...]

Indonesia/Covid crisis

During the one and a half years covid 19 has been ravaging the planet, the hardest hit areas have moved from place to place. In the spring of 2020, it was especially lethal in Los Angeles. A year later India was being hard hit. Since it’s a novel virus, [...]

Afghanistan

For the first time in 20 years, American troops will not be in Afghanistan; the last day of August was the final withdrawal … or “retreat” as some would put it. The United States is not alone in withdrawing from Afghanistan. At the height of their power in the [...]

Water is scarce in Iraq

The human body is 60 percent water; there are good reasons why we need it. It is a well-known fact that the human body can only survive for about three days without water. For this reason, water is critical for life in dry climates. Iraqis live in a hot, [...]

Is this China’s final solution for the Uyghurs?

The first contact between the Han Chinese and the nomadic ancestors of the Uyghurs in 130CE was positive. Buddhism and trade thrived along what was later called the Silk Road bringing prosperity to many. China’s Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911, began to refer to the Uyghur region as Xinjiang, meaning [...]

In Afghanistan, everything has value, except human life

Afghanistan has a 70 percent poverty rate. There has been ongoing war and strife with no end in sight. This is a land that lacks adequate farmland, and what they do have often is used to grow and sell opium, a lucrative cash crop. The only people with [...]

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