Day 29

MAY | 2022

Senegal

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Thousands of Families and children have been on the run for many decades to escape violence and death in Senegal. They wandered in the fields, and forests in very hot conditions. Despite a number of ceasefires over the past 40 years, the Senegalese army continues to clash with separatist rebels of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance. People separated physically, culturally, and linguistically from the rest of Senegal, have historically suffered from a lack of attention from the capital. Pray for the Sovereign Lord, who has made the heavens and the earth by His great power and outstretched arm to direct the leaders to deal with the persisting problems and perils.

Pray for the young Senegalese to get proper employment, and take charge of their future.

Pray for them to become stronger in faith in God who can fulfill the promises to them (The Bible, Luke 1:45).

Sources:

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/29/we-took-our-children-and-ran-thousands-displaced-as-senegals-40-year-war-crosses-border

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%