Day 10

DECEMBER | 2021

Benin

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Benin is a nation being destroyed spiritually by voodoo, spiritism, and witchcraft. In November, France returned ancient artifacts to Benin. We pray that the people of Benin will repent of ungodly worship activities and open their hearts to the one, true, living God. We pray for believers in Benin to be thankful that God has saved them through the precious blood of Jesus Christ, not by their own righteousness (The Bible, Titus, 3:5-6).

Source: France returns 26 looted artifacts and artworks to Benin. November 12, 2021

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Patrice Guillaume Athanase Talon is a Beninese politician and businessman who has been President of Benin since 6 April 2016.  An economist and investment banker turned politician, Lionel Zinsou was appointed Prime Minister of Benin in June 2015. Benin is best known for its peaceful democracy, one of the most stable in Africa. However, corruption remains a significant issue. The country, once hosting main ports crucial in the slave trade, still negotiates shady deals. Poverty increases each year. At the start of this year, the government made moves to effectively exile all political opposition. This resulted in massive public protests, with unrest continuing for some months.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Thomas Yayi Boni
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Lionel Zinsou
POPULATION
10,449,000
CHRISTIANS
31.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
7.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
483
LIFE EXPECTANCY
61.47 yrs
LITERACY RATE
42.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
37.4%