Day 31

AUGUST | 2021

The Gambia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Cause the Gambians and good Samaritans to come forward and support the victims of the devastating storm and floods, heeding the calling of President Barrow. Make the international partners extend assistance to overcome the devastating situation. Bless the dialogue between The Gambia and France to continue cordial bilateral relations to find ways and means to boost the ties. Make the friendship and brotherhood between President Barrow and President Buhari so that the special bond would serve as a catalyst for greater cooperation between the two brotherly countries. Let The Gambia maintain good relationship with Nigeria to receive support in key sectors crucial to Gambia’s development that include judiciary, security, education and health. Anoint the Christian Believers in the Gambia to proclaim that they will live not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord of hosts (The Bible, Zechariah 4:6).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The Gambia is a tiny, peaceful Muslim country. Former President Yahya Jammeh ruled for two decades with an iron fist. He was ousted at the end of 2016 by opposition candidate Adama Barrow in a mostly peaceful election. A Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established to investigate widespread torture and forced disappearances committed during the former regime’s rule. They  also are investigating what happened to $11 million that disappeared from the state coffers when Jammeh fled.

CHIEF OF STATE
Adama Barrow
HEAD OF GOV.
Adama Barrow
POPULATION
1,968,000
CHRISTIANS
3.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
11,609
LIFE EXPECTANCY
64.6 yrs
LITERACY RATE
50%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
48.4%