Day 29

AUGUST | 2021

Senegal

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord, rule over and control Senegal’s new counterterrorism laws originally made to strengthening the fight against terrorism, maritime piracy, and transnational organized crime that could be used to punish political speech and peaceful protest. Command the government and parliament to amend the laws before they are enacted and ensure that they meet international human rights standards. Enable the authorities to curtail the growing influence of Islamist armed groups in the Sahel region and the threat. Bless the efforts of The Institute Pasteur in Senegal’s capital Dakar planning to construct a new plant in Senegal to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines and produce 25 million doses per month soon. Make the government to alleviate the fear of civil society activists, youth groups, and others in Senegal about the new counterterrorism laws that could have a serious impact on civil liberties and be used to further shrink democratic space in the country. Give confidence to the Christian Believers because the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen them and protect them from all evils (The Bible, 2 Thessalonians 3:3).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

As a model of democratic success, Senegal has remained relatively peaceful and enjoyed economic stability, and freedom of press for years. Agriculture and tourism are the country’s main sources of revenue. Tightened security laws have affected freedoms as the nation has concern about encroaching militant Islam in the region. 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.

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%