Day 23

AUGUST | 2021

Chad

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Command peace and calmness in the country of Chad as the opposition-led demonstrations across the country in the aftermath of the sudden demise of President Idriss Déby as tensions are escalating. Guide and monitor the transitional military council led by Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, Déby’s son, who took over the country facing both national and international criticism amid growing calls for a civilian-led transition and credible elections. Depose the iron fist rule lasted for decades and help establish a good Parliament and the government with free and transparent elections after a transition period of 18 months. Empower the Chadian army, one of the main pillars in the fight against jihadist groups in the Sahel region, to fight against terrorism and the accompaniment in combat of local armies. Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves (The Bible,  Romans 13:1-2).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Some 80 troubadours – a medieval French term for wandering singers and poets who focused on courtly love – are now on the move to remote areas in eight provinces in Chad to raise awareness of the dangers of COVID-19. These traditional custodians of information typically travel from community to community on donkeys, horses or camels, sharing news in local languages. Radio is often used in Chad to provide health information and promote behavior change; however, it doesn’t reach across the whole territory, and many families are not wealthy enough to own a radio-set or buy batteries to power them.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Idriss Déby
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet
POPULATION
11,631,000
CHRISTIANS
35.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
11%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sufi Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
505,067
LIFE EXPECTANCY
49.44 yrs
LITERACY RATE
35.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
80%