Day 9

DECEMBER | 2021

Mali

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In Mali, there are people who are being held as slaves by ruffians. We pray that the Lord will empower those who are fighting discriminating practices. As it stands, Mali is divided into various social castes. Let people desiring a life free from oppression, intimidation, and sin find ways of knowing freedom in Jesus Christ. May the younger generation shun violent activities and develop respectful and proper ways to protest injustice. Pray for Mali to be delivered from Satan, their strong enemy (The Bible, Psalm 18:17).

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%