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South Sudan Government Dissolved

South Sudan Two years ago, South Sudan became the newest nation in the world. After decades of turmoil, South Sudan seceded from the north, forming a new country on July 9th, 2011. Many were hopeful that this change would bring peace to this area. However, some are fearful that recent events could cause a great deal of tension in the region again. The atmosphere in South Sudan is tense after President Salva Kiir dissolved the government and relieved his long-time vice-president Riek Machar of all his duties on Wednesday. The government also deployed heavily armed security forces comprising of police and regular soldiers to guard key government institutions in the capital, Juba. The National Police Service said the country’s security situation is under control, calling citizens to distance themselves from politics and continue with their usual routine. Tension has been building between the president and his deputy over a number of weeks. The best thing we can do in uncertain times like this is pray! Our field workers have the following prayer requests:

  1. Please pray for calm in the midst of the apparent crisis
  2. Pray for the protection of Open Doors staff and students across Southern Sudan

Thank you for praying with us for the country of South Sudan! Pray For Other Countries Facing Turmoil

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