Day 6

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Guinea

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Although the head of the military junta, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya of Guinea has pledged to hand over power to elected civilians within three years, many do not believe in it. Authorities in Conakry have arrested three members of an opposition organization, including its national coordinator Fonike Mangue. The National Front for the Defence of the Constitution has recently threatened to demonstrate against the military junta. People feel that they are no longer under a rule of law, no longer an open door for dialogue, but they are in a dictatorship. The Guineans will fight for a virtuous democratic country. Pray for God to provide the country with a leader upright in heart to guide them with skillful hand (The Bible, Psalm 78:72).

Source:

https://www.africanews.com/2022/07/06/authorities-in-guinea-arrest-members-of-the-opposition/

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Guinea, relatively a peaceful country is jolted by the coup which ousted Guinea’s President Alpha Condé and the leader has said a new “union” government would be formed in weeks. Col Mamady Doumbouya told ministers who served in Mr. Condé’s government that there would be no witch-hunt against former officials. President Condé remains in detention, but his fate is unclear. The UN, African Union, and regional body Ecowas have condemned the coup and called for a return to civilian rule.

CHIEF OF STATE
Col Mamady Doumbouya
HEAD OF GOV.
Col Mamady Doumbouya
POPULATION
12,395,924
CHRISTIANS
4.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.7%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
9,047
LIFE EXPECTANCY
60.08 yrs
LITERACY RATE
41%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
47%

Day 6

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Thailand

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In May, Chadchart Sittipunt, was appointed the new governor of Bangkok after a landslide victory. Since he was appointed, he has continued to win the praise of many for his incredibly hard work ethic, his down-to-earth approachability, his administration’s unprecedented transparency and accountability, and his savvy use of social media. Pray that this might be a new beginning for Thai politics which has been bogged down in coups and military leadership. Pray for protection around Mr. Sittipunt and his family. Pray that he may grow in stature and favor while remaining wise and humble (The Bible, Psalm 18:27).

Source: Bangkok’s New Governor is Sending Shockwaves Through Thailand’s Political Landscape (The Diplomat)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Thailand means “Land of the free;” however, many are in bondage. Despite a relatively stable and industrialized economy, slavery, sex tourism and trafficking, drugs, and organized crime are rampant. A constitutional monarchy since 1932, a new king ascended the throne at the end of 2016 and signed a new military-drafted constitution in 2017 designed to pave the way for a return to democracy after numerous coups. However, critics say the new constitution has only strengthened the sweeping, unchecked, and unaccountable military powers.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Maha Vajiralongkorn
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Prayuth Chan-ocha
POPULATION
68,863,514
CHRISTIANS
1.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.5%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
64,476
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.5 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93.5%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
13.2%
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