Day 10

DECEMBER | 2022

Benin

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Artworks from the former Kingdom of Benin, which are currently located in 131 museums in 20 countries, are listed on the “Digital Benin” online platform, which was presented in Berlin. It was a decisive step toward the restitution of cultural heritage of the country. The project, which officially started two years ago, offers for the first time an overview of all items identified by official institutions. Altogether, 5,246 items located in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and Israel, as well as in 14 European countries, were cataloged at the launch of the platform. Even though the debate surrounding the return of cultural assets to their countries of origin wasn’t always smooth, the cooperation with the museums was open and constructive. Pray for Benin to repent and denounce demonic worship. Pray that Beninese come to their senses and worship the true living God(The Bible, Luke 4:8).

Source:

https://www.dw.com/en/digital-benin-lists-looted-colonial-artifacts/a-63697371

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. The nation’s annual Voodoo Day brings thousands of participants to the country’s celebration. Voodoo, a religion approved by the government, has more than 60% devotees and contributes to significant spiritual bondages over the nation, its people, and the Church. The country allows for freedom to practice and propagates any religion.

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%