Prophecy News Watch - September 27, 2023

Around the World
African leaders tell UNGA: Africa must be treated as a global partner, not sidelined
African leaders delivered an unequivocal message to the UN General Assembly last week that Africa is a global power that deserves to be treated by the West as an equal partner and not sidelined as a charity case, the Associated Press reports.
Mexico: Increased femicide rate directly related to organized crime, experts say
Lethal violence against women in Mexico has steadily increased in recent years, and experts believe that the phenomenon is directly related to Mexican militarization and organized crime, Global Citizen reports. According to data released by Mexico’s National Public Security System, 43,000 women were killed in the country between 2006 and 2021.
Ethiopia: Tigray conflict has left more than 10,000 survivors of sexual violence
The UN-backed international commission of human rights experts on Ethiopia reported this week that the recent conflict in the country’s Tigray region has left at least 10,000 survivors of rape and sexual violence, the Associated Press reports. The commission added that all sides in the war had committed atrocities, including mass killings, rape, starvation, and destruction of schools and medical facilities.
20 Killed In Nagorno-Karabakh Depot Blast; Thousands Of Armenian Christians Flee (Worthy News In-Depth)
At least 20 people were killed and hundreds injured in an explosion at a fuel depot in the volatile South Caucasus enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Germany, U.S. slam Netanyahu’s Middle East map presented at UN
German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Sebastian Fischer on Monday, expressed the country's reservations over a map exhibited by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his address to the UN General Assembly.

Inside the United States
Federal judge rules Texas ‘drag ban’ unconstitutional
A bill conservative Texas lawmakers said they passed to protect children from obscene drag performances is an unconstitutional restraint on speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
North Carolina passes bipartisan bill requiring age verification for access to pornography websites
With overwhelming bipartisan support, the North Carolina Legislature passed a bill Thursday that requires age verification on websites that publish pornography and other material considered harmful to minors under the age of 18, the Associated Press (AP) reports.
Federal court strikes down California ban on gun magazines for second time
A federal judge yet again declared California's ban on gun magazines unconstitutional Friday.
Credit card losses are rising at the fastest pace since the Great Financial Crisis
Credit card companies are racking up losses at the fastest pace in almost 30 years, outside of the Great Financial Crisis, according to Goldman Sachs.

Christian News
Less than half of religious refugees can gain U.S. entry, Christian groups report
The U.S. is no longer a “safe haven” for people fleeing religious persecution, according to a new report noting massive declines in U.S. arrivals by Christian, Jewish and Muslim refugees, among others.