Day 8

MAY | 2022

Burkina Faso

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The Army of Burkina Faso is tired and weary. It has waged a violent war against extremists linked with al Qaeda and ISIS for nearly a decade. Most of them are young but almost all are exhausted. The country’s military leaders gave rare access to VICE World News to see their troops. Western journalists had been allowed to see Burkina forces in action for the first time. The parliamentarians in Burkina Faso were given an Anti-terrorism strategy to implement the National Strategy to Fight Terrorism. Pray for the Christian Believers in Burkina Faso to abound in the glorious power of the Lord of hosts who has planned great and wonderful things for them. Pray that God will stretch out His mighty hand and save His people (The Bible, Isaiah 14:27).

Sources:

https://www.vice.com/en/article/epxw34/how-a-coup-in-burkina-faso-could-damage-the-us-war-on-terror

https://www.plenglish.com/news/2022/04/20/anti-terrorism-strategy-presented-to-parliamentarians-in-burkina-faso/

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Burkina Faso is listed in 32nd position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. The re-elected president is Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in Burkina Faso and the current Prime Minister of Burkina Faso is Paul Kaba Thieba. Burkina Faso is Africa’s fourth-largest gold producer. It has so much potential, but the country also has the world’s fourth-lowest rating on the UN’s human development index. The country continues to struggle economically as well as with corruption. Disease, malnutrition, and low education levels are major issues. Freedom does exist in religion.

CHIEF OF STATE
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
HEAD OF GOV.
Paul Kaba Thieba
POPULATION
18,932,000
CHRISTIANS
20.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
9.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
32
REFUGEES
32,097
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55.86 yrs
LITERACY RATE
28.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
46.7%