Day 23

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Algeria

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The first joint Russian-Algerian drills took place in North Ossetia in October 2021 with a total of about 200 soldiers participating and about 40 units of combat and special equipment involved. Algeria has chosen Hammaguir testing ground in Bechar Province near the border with Morocco for the next. The location has a political and strategic significance. According to some observers, the exercises are a response to the “African Lion” military drills, which took place in Morocco in June and caused an uproar in Algeria due to Israel’s participation for the first time. The joint military exercise with the Algerian armed forces and Russian military will take place in November in Algeria. Pray for the Algerian government to show restraint and find new ways to be at peace with the neighboring countries (The Bible, Judges 21:13).

Source:

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/3807991/algeria-host-desert-shield-2022-joint-military-exercises-russia

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Algeria is listed in 24th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Abdelmadjid Tebboune is the president of Algeria and Aymen Benabderrahmane is the prime minister. Algeria is the largest nation in Africa. The Berbers were the native people and the nation’s first inhabitants. Islamic expansions during the 8th and 11th centuries were highly influential, as the new religion and Arabic language were brought to the region.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune
HEAD OF GOV.
President Abdelaziz Djerad
POPULATION
39,542,000
CHRISTIANS
1.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
24
REFUGEES
99,005
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.41 yrs
LITERACY RATE
91.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
23%

Day 23

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Chad

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Amnesty International has called the situation in north-eastern Nigeria, which is near Lake Chad, a ‘rape epidemic’. Acts of sexual violence have been carried out by government security forces, aid workers and members of the local population. There have been multiple instances of sexual violence against women and girls in the Lake Chad region since terrorism activity started in the area. The research showed that the dire economic conditions in the region meant that women and girls were compelled to engage in transactional sex in exchange for money, food, shelter, protection and marriage. This added to their vulnerability to sexual violence. Pray for the livelihood of girls and women unable to earn a living to be protected from all evil (The Bible, Job 5:21).

Source:

https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/africa/unequal-power-relations-driven-by-poverty-fuel-sexual-violence-in-lake-chad-region-84160

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Idriss Déby is the present president and Albert Pahimi Padacké is the current Prime Minister of Chad since 26 April 2021. The government is a unitary state with a Presidential system. Chad is landlocked in the middle of the continent and is bordered by six neighboring countries. Chad’s population is unevenly distributed in large part due to the variations in climate and physical geography throughout the country. With its freshwater, Lake Chad draws most of Chad’s over 17 million people to the southwest.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mahamat Déby
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Albert Pahimi Padacké
POPULATION
11,631,000
CHRISTIANS
35.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
11%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sufi Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
505,067
LIFE EXPECTANCY
49.44 yrs
LITERACY RATE
35.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
80%
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