Day 9

MAY | 2022

Mali

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Mali, struggling with utter poverty, is facing the gigantic task of fighting an Islamist insurgency in the country. France’s Barkhane anti-jihadist force from Mali is exiting Mali. The French army has officially handed over the keys of the Gossi military base to the Malian military. The Human Rights Watch reported that at least 300 men have been executed by infiltrated Islamist militants. Mali has prevented the UN investigators from visiting the place where the killing has taken place. The UN has expressed extreme concern regarding the denial. Pray for the human rights violations in the country to be dealt with severely and for justice to be ensured. Pray for the government to get rid of violent groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State. Pray for the exhausted Malian Christian Believers to remember that they are not forgotten by God. Pray for God’s compassion to flow into the lives of the weary people so that they will gain supernatural strength and love (The Bible, Isaiah 49:15).

Sources:

https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/eye-on-africa/20220419-france-hands-over-gossi-military-base-to-the-malian-army

https://www.fxempire.com/news/article/un-says-its-investigators-not-allowed-access-to-site-of-mali-killings-973857

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Mali is listed in 28th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. President of the Republic of Mali is incumbent Assimi Goïta Interim since 24 May 2021 and Choguel Kokalla Maïga, the Prime Minister since 6 June 2020. Mali struggles to keep peace with ever-present tribal tensions, and the presence of many radical Islamic militant groups in the north. The Malian government and northern armed groups signed an internationally mediated peace accord. The government has failed to make progress on this peace accord and tensions have remained.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Modibo Keita
POPULATION
16,956,000
CHRISTIANS
2.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
28
REFUGEES
291,615
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55 yrs
LITERACY RATE
27.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
36.1%