Day 26

Tunisia, North Africa
Population: 11,037,000
Chief of State: President Beji Caid Essebsi
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Habib Essid
Christians: 0.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 30th
Life Expectancy: 75.89 Years
Literacy Rate: 88.3%
Population Below Poverty Line: 3.8%
Refugees Living in Tunisia: 1,135

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Tunisia ranks high on science and innovation in Africa. They invest in a relatively higher share in research and development and provide higher incentives for the private sector to carry out research titled “Towards a Transformed and Resilient Continent.” The government will strengthen the urban planning capacities to manage the potential of the region’s ever-expanding cities and to address environmental challenges, including climate change, drought and floods. It finds that the proportion of Africans with access to safe water was just one-third of the world. Pray that the leaders of Tunisia will rely upon God’s wisdom and guidance for real change. Pray that the people of Tunisia will turn to God’s instruction and knowledge (The Bible, Proverbs 2:6).

Tunisia among countries ranking high on science and innovation in Africa

Cambodia, Southeast Asia
Population: 15,709,000
Chief of State: King Norodom Sihamoni
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Hun Sen
Christians: 3.2%
Evangelical Christians: 1.6%
Dominant Religion: Buddhism
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 64.14 Years
Literacy Rate: 73.9%
Population Below Poverty Line: 20%
Refugees Living in Cambodia: 104

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Kem Sokha, the leader of Cambodia’s now-dissolved opposition party, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), delivered a speech on new year’s eve from his home. He called for reconciliation saying, “I also wish the new year to begin with a new chapter of history marking the eradication of two forms of chronic and epidemic diseases: oppression, intimidation and violence; and hatred and resentfulness—especially in the form of labeling, insulting and defaming one another.” He is currently being held under house arrest ahead of a trial for “treason.” Pray for justice. May a breath of fresh air blow over the government (The Bible, Psalm 36:6).

Detained Opposition Chief Calls For ‘Genuine Reconciliation’ in Cambodia on Eve of New Year (Radio Free Asia)