Day 23

DECEMBER | 2022

Chad

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Chad has been rocked by a political crisis since President Idriss Deby was killed while visiting front-line troops. Mahamat Idriss Deby, his 38-year-old son, was then installed by the military as interim president. He had initially promised not to take part in elections that would follow an 18-month transition to civilian rule but as the deadline neared, a nationwide forum staged by Deby reset the clock. On October 1, it approved a new “maximum” 24-month timeframe for holding elections. Deby was sworn in on October 10 and later appointed a so-called government of national union headed by Prime Minister Saleh Kebzabo. Hundreds of people took to the streets to mark the date when the military initially promised to hand over power. Pray for the return of civilian rule in Chad and for the continuing violations of human rights to end. Pray for Chadians to submit to God’s rule and hope for a good future

(The Bible, Romans 15:13).

Source:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/20/clashes-chad-protesters-demand-transition-civilian-rule

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Idriss Déby is the present president and Albert Pahimi Padacké is the current Prime Minister of Chad since 26 April 2021. The government is a unitary state with a Presidential system. Chad is landlocked in the middle of the continent and is bordered by six neighboring countries. Chad’s population is unevenly distributed in large part due to the variations in climate and physical geography throughout the country. With its freshwater, Lake Chad draws most of Chad’s over 17 million people to the southwest. The dry Saharan climate in the north is the least populated region of Chad. More than half of the population is Muslim, with one-third Christian, and the remainder follows indigenous religious beliefs or has no religion. Most northerners practice Islam, and most southerners practice Christianity or indigenous religions.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Idriss Déby
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Albert Pahimi Padacké
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%