Day 29

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Senegal

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In continuation of a tradition of robust multiparty competition in the country, Senegalese voters went to the polls in July 2022. It is one of a handful of African countries that have never experienced a military coup. For the first time in the country’s contemporary history, no single coalition won an outright majority in parliament. The election process itself was nothing out of the ordinary in Senegal. But the results of the election and their implications for democratic oversight are unprecedented. Pray for democratic statesmanship and political skill for ruling and opposition party leaders. Pray that the Senegalese who believe in the rule and reign of God to have the traditions broken and experience newness in life (The Bible, Romans 6:4).

Source:

https://theconversation.com/senegal-pulled-off-another-peaceful-poll-why-this-time-the-results-herald-a-big-political-shift-188606

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Macky Sall a Senegalese geologist and politician is the president and Mohammed Dionne is the Prime Minister. As a model of democratic success, Senegal has remained relatively peaceful and enjoyed economic stability and freedom of the press for years. Agriculture and tourism are the country’s main sources of revenue. Tightened security laws have affected freedoms as the nation has a concern about encroaching militant Islam in the region. Government forces have been deployed increasingly to the border regions this year. Senegal is a Muslim-dominated multi-party democracy but remains accepting of other religions. Christian Believers remain free to worship openly and rarely face persecution. Senegal hosts large refugee numbers. Many African illegal migrants use Senegal as a departure point for Europe.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Macky Sall
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Mohamed Dionne
POPULATION
13,976,000
CHRISTIANS
5.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
17,188
LIFE EXPECTANCY
61.32 yrs
LITERACY RATE
39.3%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
54%