The leaders of African countries are trying to resolve the ongoing territorial dispute between Western Sahara and Morocco in accordance with the applicable UN resolution. Under the theme of “Building Future Together,” the African countries’ reiterate their support for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan for Western Sahara. Mamadou Tangara, Gambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, reaffirmed his country’s support for the territorial integrity of Morocco and acknowledged the kingdom’s proposed autonomy plan as the only solution to achieve a final settlement of the dispute over Western Sahara. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malawi Nancy Tembo similarly reiterated the support. Pray for the regional dispute to be resolved. Pray that the man made artificial conflict will be solved by divine intervention (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 10:4).
Laos’ economy is close to total collapse due to a spiraling debt crisis, inflationary pressures making staple goods scarce. Laos’ foreign and domestic debt is now more than $14.5 billion, about half of that owed to China who funded massive infrastructure projects. Many fear this debt trap may allow China to take over national assets when debts can’t be repaid. Pray for a merciful solution. Pray that Laos will not be manipulated by other nations. Pray for wisdom that will lead to a new beginning in better governance and economic decisions going forward (The Bible, Proverbs 12:15).