Day 26

MAY | 2022

Tunisia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

There are continuous protests in Tunisia and the Tunisian protesters accuse President Kais Saied of failed dictatorship. They accuse him that he dissolved the parliament and imposed one-man rule in the North African country. There is a political crisis and economic disaster in the country. On the contrary, the president promises to hold a referendum and “free and fair” elections in a bid to end political instability in the country. Pray for the intensified political crisis in the country to be solved. Pray that the unity and sovereignty of the country will be preserved for the scheduled legislative elections. Pray for the churches to be strengthened by the power of God’s glorious might. Pray for them to endure hardships in patience with joy. Pray that with their increased faith they will experience the immeasurable greatness of power toward them (The Bible, Colossians 1:11).

Sources:

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/tunisians-protesters-accuse-president-failed-dictatorship-2022-04-10/

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2061861/middle-east

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Tunisia is listed in 26th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. The current President of Tunisia is Kais Saied and the Prime Minister is Najla Bouden Romdhane, the first woman Prime Minister of the country. Modern Tunisians are the descendants of indigenous Berbers and people from numerous civilizations that have invaded or migrated to Tunisia. The Arab Spring enabled the country to have one of the most progressive and open societies in the Arab world. Tunisians felt frustrated by high unemployment, corruption, political oppression, and poor living conditions. Protests led to government changes and inspired similar protests across the whole Arab world. Tunisia’s new constitution is truly progressive, and positive fruit came from the suffering of the Arab Spring. However, unemployment and economic decline remain big challenges to the new government.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Kais Saied
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Najla Bouden Romdhane
POPULATION
11,722,038
CHRISTIANS
0.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
26
REFUGEES
1,135
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.89 yrs
LITERACY RATE
88.3%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
3.8%