Day 2

FEBRUARY | 2024

South Sudan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Political corruption is a significant concern in South Sudan. There have been allegations of stealing, bribery, and misuse of public resources by government authorities. The lack of an effective and transparent judicial system to hold the authorities accountable for their corrupt practices leads the country to political instability and conflict.

Pray for a strong judiciary in South Sudan to implement stringent laws to tackle corruption in the nation. (The Holy Bible, Hosea 9:9)

Pray for the LORD to dethrone authorities who misuse their power for their lustful desires for money. (The Holy Bible, 2 Timothy 3:1-9)

Source: South Sudan government figures embezzled $36m: UN panel – Aljazeera

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Salva Kiir Mayardit is the President. and Abdalla Hamdok was appointed as Prime Minister by the Sovereignty Council on 21 August 2019, as part of the country’s transition to democracy.

South Sudan, a nation of roughly 11 million people, is seen as one of the most diverse nations in the region, consisting of more than 60 different ethnic groups. Around 60% of its population identifies as Christian. Although it attained independence from Sudan in 2011, in recent years, political disputes have largely fallen along ethnic lines. South Sudan is only recently emerging from a devastating, multiyear civil war. However, it has been mired in political instability and violence since 2013. Although the new outbreak of war caught the Church unprepared in South Sudan, it has played a major role in protecting people and mobilizing humanitarian support, and in mediating local peace and reconciliation processes rebuilding the capacity of the nation.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Salva Kiir Mayardit
HEAD OF GOV.
President Salva Kiir Mayardit
POPULATION
12,230,730
CHRISTIANS
58.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
11.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
2,093,729
LIFE EXPECTANCY
62.04 yrs
LITERACY RATE
27%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
50.6%