The wealth of Africa explained?

The wealth of Africa explained?

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In this May edition we would like to introduce you to a lady we have huge respect for, Mallence Bart Williams a German born Sierra Leonean Economics graduate.  As a fellow Sierra Leonean born in the UK and economics graduate I totally identify with her view,  achievements and ethos.  Prayer warriors this is what she has to say and it seems to me to be a cry from the heart of Africa to the rest  of the world for fairness, honesty and compassion in a genuine way.

The wealth of Africa explained?

Good afternoon. I am Mallence. And I come from the richest country in the world. It is located in the richest continent in the world, in the West of the richest continent. My country is called Sierra Leone.

On the surface we are blessed with infinite beauty and abundance of flora and fauna, producing the most exquisite harvests of coffee, cocoa, fruits, vegetables and a rich culture. You name it, we’ve got it.

We also have diverse wildlife and vast marine resources, and waterfalls, and rivers that run into the most beautiful beaches. The land is golden. Literally. A true paradise.

Which of course is inhabited by the most beautiful souls.

We have a very strong cultural heritage.

In fact, Sierra Leone had the first sub-Saharan university. Prior to that there was one in the kingdom of Timbuktu, which was the first university in the world, succeeding the great Gnostic schools of Egypt and Osiris.

On a deeper level, we are blessed with the real treasures the kings and queens of this world desire

This was the largest alluvial diamond ever found. It weighs almost a thousand carats, 969 to be precise.

This beauty was found by an old lady in her back yard about 2 years ago. 125 carats.

Some people mine gold in their back yards. That’s quite common.

Besides gold and diamonds, we have about 20 precious minerals that have been discovered as of today. We recently started extracting huge petroleum reserves that have been discovered. We have platinum, ilmenite to make titanium, rutile to coat jets, iron ore, the largest iron ore deposits in Africa, the third largest in the world. Tantalite, also known as coltan, used in your mobile phones and computers. Bauxite for aluminum production, zinc, chrome ore, copper, coal, phosphates, potassium, salt, lead, granite, asbestos, nickel, zircon. Furthermore, we have exquisite timber, like mahogany and teak. And we have the most beautiful stamps in the world.

Of course the West needs Africa’s resources, most desperately. To power airplanes, cell phones, computers and engines. And the gold and diamonds of course: a status symbol, to determine their powers by decor, and to give value to their currencies.

One thing that keeps me puzzled, despite having studied finance and economics at the world’s best universities. The following question remains unanswered: Why is it that 5,000 units of our currency is worth one unit of your currency, when we are the ones with the actual gold reserves?

It’s quite evident that the aid is in fact not coming from the West to Africa, but from Africa to the Western world. The Western world depends on Africa in every possible way, since alternative resources are scarce out here.

So how does the West ensure that the free aid keeps coming? By systematically destabilizing the wealthiest African nations and their systems, and all that backed by huge PR campaigns, leaving the entire world under the impression that Africa is poor and dying, and merely surviving on the mercy of the West. Well done Oxfam, Unicef, Red Cross, Life Aid, and all the other organizations that continuously run multi-million dollar advertisement campaigns depicting charity porn, to sustain that image of Africa, globally. Ad campaigns paid for by innocent people under the impression to help, with their donations

While one hand gives under the flashing lights of cameras, the other takes, in the shadows.

Last year the IMF reports that six out of ten of the worlds fastest growing economies are in Africa, measured by their GDP growth. The French treasury, for example, is receiving about 500 billion dollars, year in, year out, foreign exchange reserves from African countries based on colonial debt they forced them to pay. Former French president Jaques Chirac stated in an interview recently that we have to be honest and acknowledge that a big part of the money in our banks comes precisely from the exploitation of the African continent. In 2008, he stated that without Africa, France will slide down in the rank of a third world power.

This is what happens in the human world. In the world we have created. Have you ever wondered how things work in nature? One would assume that in evolution the fittest survives. However in nature, any species that is overhunting, overexploiting the resources they depend on as nourishment, natural selection would sooner or later take the predator out. Because it offsets the balance.

Now that I shared my perspective with you, I would like to share my initiatives with you.

As a Sierra Leonean, I am a diamond expert. I find them in the rough.

What nature created from the darkest substance, under the influence of heat and pressure, transforms into the strongest, most brilliant rocks.

These rocks have the consistency to sustain an entire nation.

Mallence goes on to explain about the charity she set up to help street people from one of the poorest and most dangerous parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone  turning them into international artists, engineers , lawyers etc.  Her rocks are human intelligence and initiative.

Thanks Mallence for this encouraging talk.

Africa Hopes In Christ seeks to emulate you and give Africans  the opportunity to excel.

Our present Projects 

 1At present we have a Sierra Leonean  author for  whom AHIC  funds the publishing of his book  (This is a loan)

“The Sherbros of West Africa”, a book publishing project, about an industrious African tribe/people who are disappearing as they assimilate into neighbouring societies, written by an African author. This is part of our “Enlightenment” projects because it enlightens the reader (African or not) to the industrious nature of these amazing and adaptable people, and can inspire the next generation of great Africans.

2.We have a second live project for  a physically ill Malawian lady living in Manchester UK, AHIC has already pressurised an unwilling housing association to renovate the  badly damaged structure of the lady’s premises, called in the pest control department to fumigate the premises and arranged with a local  linked good neighbours befriending agency to visit her regularly . We have provided funds to insulate her home by carpeting her living room.   And we intend to fundraise to carpet the rest of her home.  (This is a grant).

3.  A third project in conjunction with another Christian charity, providing clean water to 10 villages in Sierra Leone, to be proceeded with a kitchen gardening venture for villagers and a health or first aider  within each village. Business loans for good ideas. This project is at final application stage requesting funding from DFID   (Department for International Development). It was whittled down from 3000 applicant charities to 120 which we are proud to say we are one of. The next stage is to further cut down to 40 worthy causes who will then be given the finances DFID has assigned to them, so much prayer is needed as all 120 charities are very good candidates. 

4. A fourth possible project may be in association with a local company in Senegal  and the international firm Orange an osusu saving type venture(local African type of banking) using Orange technology.  But this is at a very early stage of just expressing an interest, contracts and procedure, terms and conditions  will need to be drawn for this venture.  And it is hoped that we will assist with the company’s  Sierra Leone venture to start with.  This project will self finance itself with initial cost coming from the parent local company in Senegal. Our involvement will be to provide a large number of willing groups starting with the council of churches within Sierra Leone.

5. We also assist on a monthly basis  a local Sierra Leonean charity that helps orphans from the EBOLA crisis that hit Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea in 2014, as well as giving shelter and foster care to abandoned disabled children. (This is a grant)

6. We are currently fundraising for a Christian Nigerian lady to achieve her dream of managing a school in Lagos dedicated to giving understanding and practical teaching to youngster as opposed to repetitive memorising learning that is prevalent in Africa but gives children no explanation or understanding of the concepts they are learning about.  We need £2000 and we expect  that 100 people giving £20 each should kick start this venture. Please give to Africa Hopes In Christ , Royal Bank of Scotland, Uxbridge branch, UK  Account Number  10189448 Sort Code 16-33-24  (This is a loan)

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 Thank you once again for your support and valuable assistance and I hope you will agree to  help me and my team help Africans help themselves

 2017 Prayer Point

  • Please pray for a change for the better in the hearts and minds of the powerful within this world of ours regarding Africa and her problems
  • Please pray for more people of African origin to raise up and help their motherland rebuilding the disconnect of colonialism and slavery days
  • Please pray for African  leaders and the church in Africa to turn to our Commander in Chief the Lord Jesus and trust and obey in spirit and truth for he is a rewarder of hard, honest  work

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

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  • 1) Funds for our continued help to  an ill Malawian lady get decent accommodation in Manchester UK by providing a carpet for the rest of her home.
  • 2) Publishing a book about a dying tribe called The Sherbros
  • 3) Praying for a  positive outcome to the application for funds for proposed supplying of clean water, agricultural projects, education, employment and good health clinics for 10 villages in Sierra Leone. Application for funding  has  successfully passed the 1st stage. Prayers  for the 2nd and final stage needed as we are now competing against very good 120 worthy charities and there would only be 40 successful applicants.
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If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

Helping children this Easter

Helping children this Easter

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One of the most popular and beloved introductions to the concept of faith ever written, ‘Mere Christianity’ has sold millions of copies worldwide.

The book brings together C.S. Lewis’s legendary radio broadcasts during the war years, in which he set out simply to ‘explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times’.

Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity’s many denominations, ‘Mere Christianity’ provides an unequalled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to absorb a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.

Helping Children this Easter

In this Easter edition we would like to introduce you to one of our projects we are most proud of, our partnership with a local Sierra Leonean charity called the Jaisie and Sorba Children’s Foundation.  As Easter is all about Love and Sacrifice we know you will appreciate the efforts of this charity founded by two brave young Sierra Leoneans who saw the need and cared enough to do something about it. Wishing you all a Happy Easter.

Africa Hopes in Christ has partnered with a local Sierra Leonean charity called  Jaisie and Sorba Children’s Foundation as this charity is in sync with our own core aims and is right in the heartland of where the need is greatest. Helping African help themselves

This little girl is called Therisa Dramine.  She lost her two parents during the spread of the terrible killer disease Ebola. Ebola killed her parents and the little girl had nobody to help.  For her to sustain her life she was working for other people within the community. A nurse working within the community felt pity for the girl and took her in but she couldn’t  afford all her  needs.  So  the charity stepped in to take care of her through the help of well wishers.

Sorba and a group of 3 orphans.   The elder one lost both parents during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone.

An orphan looked after by a foster Mum doing his daily chores.

Sorba Steven one of the charity founders giving soap to suckling mother

This  boy has been deserted by both his  parents  because of his physical disability, his left hand is misshapen.  As a result abandoned and lonely he was left to fend for himself with nobody to  care for him because of his condition. He sometimes did  not have food to eat and clothes were a luxury  with the priority being somewhere  safe to sleep. He was mentally astute and the charity saw  his potential  and stepped into his life. Despite his physical disability they  realised that he has an alert mind and  ability and they  wanted  to ensure his educational life.

These children are cared for by kind hearted but poor families who share all they have with them. Both the children of their foster families and the new additions are learning skills such as respect, consideration,  generosity, gratitude and cooperation. However they do not attend school as this is too expensive for now. Would you find it in your heart to help these wonderful amazing gifts from God.

  As the bible says Psalm 127:3 NLT – Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.   Donate to  stating the J&S Children as a reference.


The Jaisie and Sorba Children Foundation focus on helping children and vulnerable women  via Education, Health and Sanitation, Human Rights, Microfinance and Agriculture.


Their Mission is to develop children and women with creative and active minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others and encourage them to act on their beliefs.  We value the total, development of each child and woman educational, social, physical, moral and spiritual wellbeing.


Their vision is to add world values to every child rights and vulnerable women and encourage them to be self-reliance.

 Africa Hopes In Christ is proud to partner with Jasie and Sorba Children’s Foundation  in such a noble and worthy cause.

April  2017   Prayer points requests

  • Please pray for funds for the Jaisie and Sorba Children Foundation so that all the children in their care whom are of school age can be put into a suitable school  referencing J&S Children
  • Prayers for God’s  provision and direction for our sister Franca in Tanzania

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

  • Please like our page on Facebook (search Africa Hopes In Christ) or  follow us on Twitter (search @AfricaHopes )
  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter
  • Please support AHIC efforts to bring prosperity to the continent of Africa starting with
  • 1) Funds for our continued help to  an ill Malawian lady get decent accommodation in Manchester UK by providing a carpet for the rest of her home.
  • 2) Publishing a book about a dying tribe called The Sherbros
  • 3) Praying for a  positive outcome to the application for funds for proposed supplying of clean water, agricultural projects, education, employment and good health clinics for 10 villages in Sierra Leone. Application for funding  has  successfully passed the 1st stage. Prayers  for the 2nd and final stage needed as we are now competing against very good 120 worthy charities and there would only be 40 successful applicants.
  • PLEASE HELP US HELP Africans help themselves BY 1) A one off donation 2) A regular standing order 3) Buying a book or tshirt
  • Or use wonderful health products on

Wishing you all a Happy Easter holiday.

John 3 v 16 : For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


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And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved


Praying for political stability in Africa this 2017

Praying for political stability in Africa this 2017


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Welcome Prayer Warrior to our January 2017 edition,  Wishing you all a victorious 2017 filled with God inspired wisdom. In this edition we consider the political stability Africa so badly needs for economic development. We ask you all to pray to the Lord Jesus asking for mercy, forgiveness for past mistakes and guidance and wisdom for the future. We pray the prayer in 2 Chronicles 7v14 “If my people , who are called  by my NAME, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land”. The Message bible puts it this way “If  I ever shut off the supply of rain from the skies or order the locusts to eat the crops or send a plague on my people,and  my God defined people, respond by humbling themseves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives. I will be there ready for you. I’ll listen from heaven, forgive their sins and restore their land to health”  The Lord has spoken so let’s do just that, pray for Africa, it’s politicians, it’s business people, it’s youth and it’s great Church. We start this edition  by considering the wars that ravaged Africa in 2016 asking for the Lord to intervene and put an end to the castastrophe and dispair in those areas and we go on to look at the political elections that took place in 2016.  26 of out of the 54 countries in Africa had elections in 2016. This tells me that the Lord is shaking Africa up and changing things,  we hope for the better.


With the exception of Syria, African countries currently get the worst rep when it comes to violence and conflict. Virtually every story coming out of the continent seems to showcase one atrocity or another.  This narrative is both true and false. In 2014, Africa experienced more than half of worldwide conflict incidents, despite having only about 16 percent of the world population. This is a slightly larger share of the world’s conflicts than even during the chaotic years of the post-Cold War 1990s.  But there are two important caveats. First, the absolute number of conflicts worldwide has greatly decreased over the last two decades. So despite shouldering a larger share of the conflict burden, in absolute terms, Africa has become more peaceful as well. And secondly, the remaining conflicts seem to cluster in specific regions and involve only a few of Africa’s 54 nation-states.   According to the Uppsala Conflict Data Program, twelve African countries experienced armed conflict in 2014. Three additional countries—Burundi, Niger and Chad—will likely be added to the list for the 2015 data   Geographically Africa’s conflicts are tightly clustered along an arc stretching from northern Mali through southern Algeria and Libya into Egypt, extending into the Sinai peninsula. The Boko Haram conflict in northeastern Nigeria is another epicenter and situated in relative proximity to an area of conflict hot spots in the Central African Republic, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, South Sudan and Darfur.  On Africa’s eastern coast, the Somali civil war is still going strong in its third decade.

Modern conflicts in Africa are thus highly localised , and they defy simplistic explanations based on stereotypes. That being said the conflicts tend to be religiously motivated such as the Nigerian Boko Haram that invoves Nigeria, Chad , Cameroun and Niger. The Mali, Algeria and Libya is also heavily thought to be Al Qaeda motivated. South Sudanese conflict seems to be based on racism and economic differences in status between Arabs and native Africans.  The problems however in Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo are mostly economic with a multiple of international interests due to the rich  raw materials concentration in this area with desparately poor people being expoilted and pitted one against another.

No list of conflicts in Africa would be complete without the catastrophes that Darfur in Sudan and Somalia continue to be. Darfur has experienced an uptick in fighting recently and there is no reason, certainly not the non-existing international attention, why this wouldn’t continue. We  saw the Muslim Al Qaeda-aligned Al Shabab on the offensive in Somalia, pushinfg back some of the territorial gains made by government and African Union troops over recent years.

One country to watch is South Africa. While the second largest economy south of the Sahara will definitely not devolve into large-scale internal conflict, there are some worrying developments. The economy is going down the drain, President Jacob Zuma is appearing more inept by the day and racial tensions continue to run high—more than two decades after the end of Apartheid

We ask for earnest pray for these afore mentioned countries and that peace, honesty, love and self respect may be resumed and established within the African continent. That our Lord Jesus Christ may again be ressurected in the heart and minds of people of all walks of lives within Africa. We pray that Africa would not become easy pickings for the greedy and powerful within this world and that the African race whereever we are found in the world, (USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and indeed in Africa itself will unite with integrity, love and a determination to overcome our enormous problems.


These countries within Africa all had a political election in 2016, We pray this represents a change for the better in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ

  • Benin  Presidential Election
  • Presidential elections were held in Benin  on 6 March 2016, having been delayed by one week due to logistical constraints. Incumbent President Thomas Bon Yayi was at the end of his second presidential term and was constitutionally barred from running for a third. The elections grabbed the interest of many of the country’s top businessmen, resulting in over 30 candidates running for the presidency.   A second round was held on 20 March,  in which businessman Patrice Talon defeated Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou
  • Cape Verde Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in Cape Verde on 2 October 2016.   Incumbent President Jorge Carlos Fonseca  of the Movement for Democracy (MpD) was re-elected with 74.08% of the vote.
  • Central African Republic General Elections 2015-16
  • General elections were held in the CAR on 30 December 2015 to elect the President and  National Assembly. As no presidential candidate received more than 50% of the vote, and following the annulling of the results of the National Assembly elections by the Transitional Constitutional Court, a second round of the presidential elections and a re-run of the parliamentary vote took place on 14 February 2016, with run-offs on 31 March 2016.  The elections were delayed several times, the original elections having been scheduled for 18 October before being postponed, whilst the second round of the presidential elections was due to be held on 31 January 2016.  Acting President Catherine Samba-Panza was not allowed to stand as a candidate.   Following the second round of the presidential elections, former Prime Minister Faustin Arcange Touadera of the Union for Central African Renewal was declared the winner with 63% of the vote, defeating independent candidate Anicet Georges Dologuele,  another former Prime Minister.   
  • Chad Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in Chad on 10 April 2016. Incumbent President Idriss Deby was re-elected for a fifth term.
  • Comoros Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in the Comoros on 21 February 2016, with a second round to be held on 10 April 2016, alongside elections for the Governors of the three islands.  Azali Assoumani of the Convention for the Renewal of the Comoros  was elected President with 41% of the vote. This was a change of leader.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo General Elections
  • General elections were originally scheduled to be held in the DRC on 27 November 2016 to determine a successor to President Joseph Kabila  According to the constitution of the DRC the second and final term of President Kabila was to expire on 20 December.  Many candidates including  Etienne Tshisekedi, Freddy Matunguiu, Monique Mukuna Muiombo and Emmanuel Weyi  had announced their intention to run, but the election was postponed until December 2017 after an agreement signed in December 2016.  Praying for the people’s will and right to decide who rules them to be upheld 
  • Djibouti Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in Djibouti on 8 April 2016.  Incumbent President Ismail Omar Guelieh was re-elected for a fourth term, receiving 87% of the vote in the first round
  • Equatorial Guinea Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in Equatorial Guinea on 24 April 2016.   In a vote initially scheduled for November but brought forward by seven months, incumbent President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo retained his office with 93.7 percent of the vote.
  • Gabon Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in Gabon on 27 August 2016.   Incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba ran for re-election and was challenged by former Minisrter for Foreign Affairs Jean Ping.  On 31 August, the electoral commission proclaimed Bongo’s re-election with a margin of less than two per cent. Protests broke out in the capital  Libreville after the results were announced.
  • Gambia Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in the Gambia on 1 December  2016 . In a surprise result, opposition candidate Adama Barrow defeated long-term incumbent Yahya Jammeh. … Following the election, 19 opposition prisoners were released, including Ousainou Darboe, the leader of Barrow’s United Democratic Party (UDP).
  • Ghana General Elections







Ghana’s former President  John Mahama hands over power to new President Nana Akufo Addo.

  • General elections were held in Ghana on 7 December 2016 to elect a President and Members of Parliament. … Former foreign minister Nana Akuffo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party was elected President on his third attempt, defeating incumbent President John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress.
  • Ivory Coast Parliamentary Elections
  • Voters in Ivory Coast went  to the polls on Sunday in their first parliamentary election since 2000 on 18 December 2016, when former President Laurent Gbagbo came to power with his Ivorian Popular Front (FPI).

    Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara waves to the crowd
    Image captionPresident Ouattara wants to consolidate his position

    It is only a few months since the violence caused by Mr Gbagbo’s refusal to accept that he had lost the presidential elections died down and Alassane Ouattara took office as the new leader.  Mr Ouattara has vowed to unite the country after the latest bloodshed

  • Republic of Congo Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in the ROC on 20 March 2016.   It was the first election to be held under the constitution passed by referendum in 2015. President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who had exhausted the two-term limit imposed by the previous constitution, was allowed to run again due to the adoption of the new constitution. He won re-election in the first round of voting, receiving 60% of the vote. Prayer for integrity and against changing laws  to suit individual circumstamces.
  • Soa Tome Presidential Elections
  • There were five candidates, including incumbent President Manuel Pinto da Costa, two former prime ministers, Evaristo Carvalho from Independent Democratic Action and Maria das Neves  from the MLSTP/PSD, as well as two independents.  Carvalho stood as the candidate of the ruling ADI, the party of Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada. Carvalho was initially declared the winner in the first round with slightly more than 50% of the vote, but Carvalho’s score was subsequently adjusted downward to 49.88%, necessitating a second round against President Pinto da Costa. However, Pinto da Costa refused to participate in the second round, alleging fraud and calling for a boycot meaning Carvalho was elected unopposed.
  • Seychelles Parliamentary Elections
  • Parliamentary elections were held in Seychelles from 8 to 10 September 2016.  Three parties and three independent candidates ran for the 25 directly-elected seats.   The result was a victory for the opposition Linyon Demokratik Seselwa alliance, which won 19 of the 33 seats.  It was the first time since the 1993 elections that the People’s Party did not win a majority of seats.
  • Somalia Parliamentary Elections
  • The next parliamentary elections in Somalia was scheduled to be held in October and November 2016. The Upper House was to be elected on 10 October, with voting taking place for the Lower House elected between 23 October and 10 November 2016.   They will be the first elections since  1984, and it was originally scheduled that the new Parliament will elect the President on 30 November.  As of 1 December, the presidential election has not taken place, and approximately 89% of parliamentary elections have taken place, due to instability in the region. Prayer for the Lord to intervene and displace those hell bent on distruction and promotion for  those with intelligence and good leadership skills.
  • South Africa Municipal Elections
  • The 2016 South African municipal elections were held on 3 August 2016,  to elect councils for all districts, metropolitan and local municipalities in each of the nine provinces.  It was the fifth municipal election held in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994; municipal elections are held every five years. The ruling ANC  was the largest party overall, earning 53.9% of the total vote.   It was followed by the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) with 26.9% and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) with 8.2%. Popular support for the ANC fell to its lowest level since 1994, a shift which was most pronounced in the country’s urban centres.   Despite marginal gains in some areas, the ANC lost control of three metropolitan municipalities – namely Nelson Mandela Bay, City of Twshwane and City of Johannesburg to opposition parties as a result of the election. The DA achieved its best local electoral performance so far, while the EFF, contesting its first local government election, improved on its performance in the 2014 generl elections. The local polls were widely seen a turning point in the political landscape of South Africa, as the dominance of the ANC was greatly diminished while coalition and minority governments became more widespread.
  • Uganda General Elections
  • General elections were held in Uganda on 18 February 2016 to elect the President and Parliament. Polling day was declared a national holiday. Presidential candidates included incumbent Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, Kizza Besigye who had run against Museveni in 2001, 2006 and 2011, former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi Abed Bwanika who has also challenged Museveni in 2001, 2006 and 2011, former Makerere University Vice Chancellor Venasius Baryamureeba, retired Army General Benon Biraaro, Joseph Mabirizi and former presidential advisor Faith Kyalya. Claims of rigging and violence at polling stations were reported and voting was extended in several locations after reports of people not being allowed to cast their votes. According to the Electoral Commission, Museveni was re-elected with 61% of the vote to Besigye’s 35%.   Opposition candidates claimed that the elections were marred by widespread fraud, voting irregularities, the repeated arrest of opposition politicians and a climate of voter intimidation.   The European Union and United States have since criticised the election for lack of transparency and detentions of opposition candidates.  Overseers from the Commonwealth of Nations were critical of the misuse of state powers in favour of the incumbent.
  • Zambia GeneraL Elections
  • Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has been re-elected, according to official results, which are being challenged by the main opposition party.  The electoral commission said Mr Lungu had secured 50.35% in Thursday’s vote, just over the 50% threshold needed to avoid a second round under a new electoral system.   His main rival, Hakainde Hichilema, who alleges electoral fraud, won 47.67%

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Prayer Points

January 2017   Prayer points requests

  • Please pray for peace in Africa especially in the Niger and Chad Nigeria, Mali, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, South Sudan, Darfur in Sudan and Somalia . May the Lord have mercy on us and grant us peace, wisdom, integrity and unity.
  • Please pray against the devil’s plans for Africa in the form of Al Qaeda, Al Shabab, Boko Haram
  • Please pray for all the above new and old governments and presidents as a result of elections in 2016 and Africa as a continent to grow even more democratic, considering the will of the people to the benefit of all. My school motto was NON SIBI SED OMNIBUS – NOT FOR SELF BUT FOR ALL – May the coming generation hold fast to the ideals of democracy and hold their leaders accountable.


Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

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  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter
  • Please supoport AHIC efforts to bring prosperity to the continent of Africa startinfg with
  • 1) Helping an ill Malawian lady get decent accomodation and feel warm this winter in Manchester UK
  • 2) Publishing with the assistance of Winston Forde Books a book about a dying tribe called The Sherbros
  • 3) In association with Operation Wellfound and funds availability supplying clean water, agricultural projects, education, employment and good health clinics for 10 villages in Sierrta Leone.
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GOD BLESS and Wishing you all a happy, prosperous and filled with LOVE New Year  THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2017 by spreading the LOVE

Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2017 by spreading the LOVE

Welcome Prayer Warriors

Welcome Prayer Warrior to our Christmas edition, And wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous and fruitful 2017. And as the Irish say this new year May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face ,. The rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His Hand.  Merry Christmas  In this edition we invite you to view our lastest titles and as Africa Hopes In Christ is all about Africans and Christianity we have choosen two books that display this ethos of ours . AKE by Wole Soyinka and The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Books to inform, excite and thrill to give to your loved ones as Christmas presents and also assist in aleviating poverty in Africa.


Latest Titles

Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka


A dazzling memoir of an African childhood from Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian novelist, playwright, and poet Wole Soyinka.
“Ake: The Years of Childhood” gives us the story of Soyinka’s boyhood before and during World War II in a Yoruba village in western Nigeria called Ake. A relentlessly curious child who loved books and getting into trouble, Soyinka grew up on a parsonage compound, raised by Christian parents and by a grandfather who introduced him to Yoruba spiritual traditions. His vivid evocation of the colorful sights, sounds, and aromas of the world that shaped him is both lyrically beautiful and laced with humor and the sheer delight of a child’s-eye view.A classic of African autobiography, “Ake” is also a transcendantly timeless portrait of the mysteries of childhood.”

Akinwande Oluwole “Wole” Babatunde Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright and poet. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be honored in that category.

Soyinka was born into a Yoruba family in Abeokuta.  Wikipedia
Born: July 13, 1934 (age 82), Abeokuta Nigeria
Spouse: Folake Doherty- Soyinka (m: 1989)
Books: Ake: The Years of Childhood
The Man Died: Prison notes
Children: Olaokun, Moremi, Peyibomi, Makin and Iyetade

10 memorable quotes by Wole Soyinka as he turns 82 – This is Africa  Facebook page  on 13th July 2016

1) One’s own self-worth is tied to the worth of the community to which one belongs, which is intimately connected to humanity in general. What happens in Darfur becomes an assault on my own community, and on me as an individual. That’s what the human family is all about.

2) The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.

3) Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth

4) Given the scale of trauma caused by the genocide, Rwanda has indicated that however thin the hope of a community can be, a hero always emerges. Although no one can dare claim that it is now a perfect state, and that no more work is needed, Rwanda has risen from the ashes as a model or truth and reconciliation.

5) I am convinced that Nigeria would have been a more highly developed country without the oil. I wished we’d never smelled the fumes of petroleum.

6) A tiger does not shout its tigritude, it acts.

7 I think that feeling that if one believed absolutely in any cause, then one must have the confidence, the self-certainty, to go through with that particular course of action.

8) The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny.

9) Human life has meaning only to that degree and as long as it is lived in the service of humanity.

10) The hand that dips into the bottom of the pot will eat the biggest snail.

It is often said, look at a boy aged 7 and behold the man. Wole Soyinka, Africa’s 1st and only Nobel Prize winner for Literature relates the story of his first 12 years of life in an African town. An interesting read and Christmas gift for budding Nobel winners within your family and friendship circle. 



the-5-languages-aahic-gary-chapman-037394908f2774a0091c65bf5e436358_400x4005 Love Languages by Gary Chapman


Falling in love is easy. Staying in love that’s the challenge!

How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands,

conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?

In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages,

you ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships

worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today.

The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.

Includes the Couple’s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

The five love languages are 1. Touch, 2. Service, 3. Quality Time, 4. Gifts, 5. Words of Affirmation , Read and find out how you can discover and speak to your spouse, your children, your relatives, your friends, your co- workers or business associates. And spread the good news of how we can best love our neighbours, a perfect Christmas present for your loved ones. They all have a language that touches the very core of their being when spoken to them. Spread the love and also touch the poor by supporting our bookshop



New Project

As well as our ongoing two projects previously explained in past newslettersahic-450px-sierra_leone_ethnic_1969

we have now started a new project to supply water to 10 villages on the west

coast of Sierra Leone, (the Sherbro area) a project which we believe will expand

into providing careers, businesses and jobs for the local villagers, lifting them

out of the circle of subsistence  farming into profitable, viable income

generating  co-operatives. However we are at  the very early fact finding

stages, so a lot of  prayer and financial help is required to make  this project

a reality


Prayer Points

December   Prayer points requests

  • AHIC is not a supporter of Donald Trump and we are deeply distressed that he has won the presidency of the world’s leading country USA, nevertheless as Christians we are called to pray for our leaders, so with muich trepidation we ask for prayer for Donald Trump and wisdom and compassion  during his tenure as leader for not only the USA but the world
  • We ask for prayer for Gambia as they successfully change leaders through a democractic election. We ask for honesty, wisdom, know how and integrity alongside compassion and Godliness for the new President Adama Barrow
  • We ask for prayer for the new Ghanaian leader after a hard fought election this December 2016. Welcome President Nana Akufo-Addo, may your tenure bring commercial prosperity, employment opportunity, health and education systems that bring prosperity  for all Ghanaians and may you continue President Mahama’s good works.



Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests


  • Please like our page on Facebook (search Africa Hopes In Christ) or  follow us on Twitter (search @AfricaHopes )
  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter
  • We have one new  live project in additions to the previous ones

1) Providing clean water to 10 villages on the west coast of Sierra Leone, Project is at a very early stage, with  a lot of prayer and funding needed. We are working in collaboration with another Christian charity Operation Wellfound.





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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.


If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved