Day 14

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Morocco

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has called for a restoration of diplomatic ties with neighboring Algeria, which broke off diplomatic relations with Rabat last year. Morocco and Algeria have long been at odds over the disputed territory of Western Sahara, where the Algiers-backed Polisario Front is seeking independence from Rabat’s rule. During the traditional speech marking the 22nd anniversary of the king’s accession to the throne, Mohammed said he aspires to establish with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune normal relations between the “two brotherly peoples”. He urged Moroccans to preserve the spirit of fraternity, solidarity and good neighborliness towards our Algerian brothers. Pray for the leaders to plan for new ways of peaceful co- habitation (The Bible, Proverbs 15:30).

Source:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/31/morocco-king-favours-restoration-of-diplomatic-ties-with-algeria

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The Kingdom of Morocco is ranked 27th on the 2021 World Watch List for Christian persecution. The King of Morocco is Mohammed VI. This North African nation borders the Atlantic Ocean in the west, the Mediterranean Sea in the north; it shares maritime borders with Portugal and Spain. Morocco borders Algeria in the east and Western Sahara in the south. The non-self-governing territory, claimed by Morocco, borders Mauritania in the Moroccan-controlled part of Western Sahara.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Mohammed VI
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abdelilah Benikrane
POPULATION
33,323,000
CHRISTIANS
0.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
27
REFUGEES
3,048
LIFE EXPECTANCY
76.71 yrs
LITERACY RATE
67.1%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
15%

Day 14

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Albania

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

A recent report exploring the progress that European countries were making in the global sustainable development objectives, suggested that Albania was the nation most at risk of poverty. Albania had the highest percentage of people, almost half of the population, who were at risk of poverty and social exclusion. The percentage appears to have increased in the last few years. Pray for a new beginning for Albania as many nations in Europe are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic but are challenged by the war in Ukraine. Pray that God will provide for those who are in need (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 9:8).

Source: Albania has Highest Risk of Poverty in Europe (Exit News)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Albania was once the poorest nation in Europe, but poverty has been cut by more than half and the economy continues to show positive signs of growth. Despite having a well-known mob, Albania made notable steps in combating drugs, weapons, and human trafficking. Reconstruction after the devastating earthquake in November 2019 had only just started when the COVID-19 pandemic began, and progress has remained slow throughout the year. The process of Albania’s accession to the European Union is ongoing.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Bujar Nishani
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Edi Rama
POPULATION
3,029,000
CHRISTIANS
26.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
8,032
LIFE EXPECTANCY
77.54 yrs
LITERACY RATE
96.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
14.3%
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