Months of tension in Sudan crystalized this week as the military seized power, dissolving the transitional government, and arresting the PM (who was later allowed to return home) and others. Thousands protested. The international community condemnedthe move. The military says it did it to prevent civil war, and that it would appoint a technocratic government to lead it into elections in July 2023. It has since arrested many of its opponents.
Aid agencies report Afghanistan is on the verge of starvation. Over half of Afghanis will face an ‘acute food crisis‘ this winter. Sweden and Pakistan both warn Afghanistan is ‘hurtling toward collapse.’ Aid agencies are trying to help people without aiding the Taliban.
Christianity Today has a great piece on Christians trying to decide whether to leave Lebanon or stay and help. Over 380,000 Lebanese have already left. CT