In 1994, out of the chaos of the post-Russian occupation and the anarchy of war, the Taliban movement emerged. By1996 they had taken control of Kabul supported by the fighters of Osama Bin Laden. This brutal regime remained in power until it was overthrown in 2001, by the US and its allies. But, as the Us-led forces prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan by December 2014, the country faces another period of great uncertainty. What will happen and what lessons can be learnt?
On April 5th elections will take place. A weak and corrupt government would open the way for the Taliban to return.
There are grim forecasts in the press of civil war, financial failure and rigged elections. The country needs leaders who will rule with integrity and be able to unite a divided society, ushering in a peaceful transition.
Source: Prayer Alert; BBC News
BIBLE STUDY: Acts 2:38-39
PRAY: That God will protect this nation from destruction and tyranny. Pray that leaders of integrity will be elected who can offer hope.