Day 9

AUGUST | 2021

Mali

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Manifest Your miraculous deeds in Mali, a country with a population of 19.66 million people who experienced a surge in violence involving both civilians and the military for long years. Reinforce the Malian government to curb and control kidnappings that have become common, with militants seeking either to obtain ransom money or exert political pressure. Support the country that has seen clashes between the Malian army and a group fighting for independence, as well as jihadist insurgencies led by groups linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. Thanks to the mediation of local Dogon and Fulani notables, the kidnappers freed a Catholic priest and four other people in the West African nation of Mali and all five are said to be in good health. Motivate the Malian Churches with the zeal to battle against inter-communal violence that has left thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced and declare that they are Your war club, Your weapon for battle- with them You shatter nations, with them You destroy kingdoms(The Bible,  Jeremiah 51:20).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Mali struggles to keep peace with ever-present tribal tensions, and the presence of many radical Islamic militant groups in the north.  Although a secular state with religious freedom, Islamization severely hampers opportunities to reach Malians. The northern regions are home to at least three known Islamic terror groups and are nearly impossible for the government and security forces to police. Growing dissatisfaction with this state of affairs has resulted in massive public protests this year calling for the resignation of the president.

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
24
REFUGEES
291,615
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55 yrs
LITERACY RATE
27.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
36.1%