Day 23

Chad, Central Africa
Population: 11,631,000
Chief of State: President Idriss Déby
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet
Christians: 35.8%
Evangelical Christians: 11.0%
Dominant Religion: Sufi Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 49.44 Years
Literacy Rate: 35.4%
Population Below Poverty Line: 80%
Refugees Living in Chad: 505,067

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At least eleven Chadian soldiers were killed in an attack in the Lake Chad area. It was claimed by the Islamic State faction of Boko Haram. Boko Haram split into two factions in 2016 with the Islamic State West Africa Province group mainly focusing on military and government targets. The Chadian government is now putting in place measures to separate the Boko Haram from its people, by shutting down markets and banning fishing in the regions thought to be feeding Boko Haram.

Pray that God will do miracles among the Boko Haram and Islamic State (The Bible, Ephesians 2:4-5).

Chad soldiers killed in apparent Islamic State attack near N’Gouboua (The Defense Post)

Algeria, North Africa
Population: 39,542,000
Chief of State: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal
Christians: 1.5%
Evangelical Christians: 1.4%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 22nd
Life Expectancy: 75.41 Years
Literacy Rate: 91.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 23%
Refugees Living in Algeria: 99,005

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Tens of thousands of Algerians have descended into the grand colonial boulevards of the capital and other cities. Triggered by the prospect of a fifth presidential term for an ailing octogenarian rarely seen in public, the protests have called for an end to the police state. They call it the “Revolution of Smiles,” a tidal wave of optimism and goodwill coursing through the streets demanding a new system of government and, in a sense, a new nation. But there is an undercurrent of anxiety. Although Algeria is a young country, with about 70 percent of its people under 30, the grandparents and parents in the crowd remember its darker days — the broken promises of national liberation in the early 1960s, the “black years” of civil war in the 1990s — and worry history might take a similar turn this time.

Pray for a new system of government will unfold.
Pray for the young generation will get a peaceful revolutionary leader (The Bible, Hosea 1:11).

On Algerian streets, hope for revolutionary change. But history haunts the protesters