With many Christian missionaries in the country of Angola, especially our dear Jim and Dulci Doty, please be in prayer for this important national election which will affect everyone in that region.
Angola to Hold General Elections on Aug. 31, 2012
Angola, sub-Saharan Africas second- biggest oil producer, will hold general elections on Aug. 31, according to a statement from the office of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
The elections will be the second Angolan ballot since the end of a 27-year civil conflict in 2002, and the first for a president in 20 years. Voters will choose to fill the position of president and members of the National Assembly in a single poll, according to the statement today.
The U.S. Embassy in Luanda advises U.S. citizens that the local media is reporting that the MPLA and UNITA plan to hold rallies throughout Angola this Saturday, August 25.
U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. Even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can become violent and unpredictable. You should avoid them if at all possible. Be alert and aware of your surroundings and monitor local news media.
Please pray for peace and the people of Angola!