Day 7

MAY | 2022

Niger

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

It is sad to note that the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances in Niger stated that “In every family, there is a disappeared or abducted person.” The non-State armed groups are responsible for severe abuses and disappearances of people. There is more to regret as information on the investigations into these disappearances or on the prosecution of the perpetrators is not properly kept. The committee has advised the Niger government to take immediate action to investigate all disappearances and prosecute and sentence all perpetrators. Moreover in Niger, waves of Malian refugees have been arriving in Aballa and Ayorou in the Tillabery region. Pray for violence to stop in Niger and for security to be beefed up for the people. Pray for the renewal of the strength of the Christian Believers to proclaim God’s magnificence and might to people to repent and turn to God (The Bible, Psalms 102:28).

Sources:

https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2022/04/un-committee-enforced-disappearances-publishes-findings-greece-and-niger

https://reliefweb.int/report/niger/niger-operational-update-february-march-2022

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Mohamed Bazoum is the President since 2 April 2021 and the current Prime Minister of Niger is Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou, since 3 April 2021. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world where the agricultural economy is frequently destroyed by drought, making it insufficient to support the growing population.  Unfortunately, slavery is still practiced in isolated areas of the country.  Nigerian children are trafficked for labor in gold mines, sexual exploitation, and begging.  Women are abducted and sold into domestic servitude or prostitution, and young boys are kidnapped for work in stone quarries.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mahamadou Issoufou
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Brigi Rafini
POPULATION
20,672,987
CHRISTIANS
0.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
147,936
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55 yrs
LITERACY RATE
28.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
63%