Day 29

DECEMBER | 2022

Senegal

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

On a beach in Senegal with so much plastic trash that much of the sand is covered, one man is trying to raise awareness about the dangers of plastics — by wearing many of the bags, cups and other junk that might just as soon be part of trash piles. He is environmental activist Modou Fall, whom many simply call “Plastic Man. He emphasizes telling anybody about the problems of plastics. As he walks, strands and chunks of plastic dangle from his arms and legs, rustling in the wind while some drags on the ground. On Fall’s chest, poking out from the plastics, is a sign in French that says, “No to plastic bags.” He says that plastic pollution, often from people who chuck things wherever without a second thought, is an ecological disaster. Pray for the mission against trash to clean Senegal. Pray for Senegalese to git rid of their sins by accepting God’s righteousness(The Bible, Psalm 11:7).

Source:

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-11-10/plastic-man-in-senegal-on-mission-against-trash

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Macky Sall is a Senegalese politician who has been President of Senegal since April 2012. 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 concerns 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%