Day 23

MAY | 2022

Algeria

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Since Russia launched a warring assault on Ukraine, Algeria cannot completely rely upon the Russian gas imports. Algeria and Italy governments have signed a preliminary deal on energy cooperation. After a meeting with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune of Algeria, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced the deal. Amnesty International is demanding the Algerian government drop charges against a group of activists as they are falsely accused. In fact, they reported exposing gruesome torture and attempted rape of a child in police custody. Pray for the mighty power of God who controls the entire universe to be seen in the lives of the Christian Believers in Algeria. Pray for the Algerians to see the Lord sitting on the throne, lofty and exalted, and open their hearts to Him. Pray for the suffering Algerians to derive their strength from God’s never-ending power and authority (The Bible, Psalm 108:5).

Sources:

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2061191/business-economy

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2022/03/algeria-end-prosecution-of-activists-who-exposed-torture-of-a-child-in-police-custody/

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Algeria is listed in 24th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Abdelmadjid Tebboune is the president of Algeria and Aymen Benabderrahmane is the prime minister. Algeria is the largest nation in Africa. The Berbers were the native people and the nation’s first inhabitants. Islamic expansions during the 8th and 11th centuries were highly influential, as the new religion and Arabic language were brought to the region.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune
HEAD OF GOV.
President Abdelaziz Djerad
POPULATION
39,542,000
CHRISTIANS
1.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
24
REFUGEES
99,005
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.41 yrs
LITERACY RATE
91.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
23%