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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A state of emergency has been in place in three of the nation’s provinces since August this year. Increased fighting between rival ethnic groups is the reason the Chadian parliament voted to extend the state of emergency. Chadian armed forces are heavily committed to the fight against Islamic extremism in the region, causing it to be under equipped to deal with this newer state of emergency.

Pray for wisdom for authorities.
Bless the affected ethnic groups with peacemakers who will speak loudly for the return of law and order (The Bible, Matthew 5:9).

Chad Extends State of Emergency in 3 Provinces by 4 Months (VOA)

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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Algeria's powerful army chief has said the military will not back any candidate in a presidential election set for December to choose a successor to ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. "We affirm that only the people will pick the next president through ballot boxes, and the army will not support anyone," a defense ministry statement quoted Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah. Angry at unemployment, corruption and an elderly elite seen as out of touch with the young, Algerians have been relentless in taking to the streets since February this year. Days after Bouteflika stepped down, speaker of the upper house, Abdelkader Bensalah, was appointed as the interim president.

Pray that the people will elect an appropriate leader for the country.
Pray that the issues of unemployment and corruption will be addressed in the near future (The Bible, Proverbs 8:15).

Algerian army chief: Won't back any leader in presidential polls