Currently, this nation’s troubles pale in contrast to some of its neighbours. Pray for good government, for wise economic policies, for good stewardship of natural resources, and for justice to rule in society.
Many people are involved in occult practices through witchcraft, curses and spirit possession. Pray that they might have opportunities to hear the gospel of life that offers hope to all.
Chad remains one of the world’s poorest nations. Pray for a new government that will lead with integrity, transparency, justice, and balanced concern for all of Chad’s regions and peoples.
The Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the world’s poorest countries and faces immense physical human needs. Pray for God to establish peace throughout the country.
Economic and ecological problems must be wisely addressed. Pray for government leaders who will make good decisions and develop the economy for the betterment of the whole nation.
Deep divisions of language, politics and faith are all potential flashpoints of tension and violence in Cameroon. Pray for God to raise up reconcilers and peacemakers in this divided land.
Praise God for relative stability in Burundi after the terrors of the 1990s – when ethnic and political violence saw 300,000 killed – and the unrest of 2015. An elected government now includes both major ethnic groups (Hutu and Tutsi).
As a landlocked, resource-poor, underdeveloped country, Burkina Faso naturally struggles with poverty. Both the economic reality and the poverty mentality that grip the land must be dealt with.
Praise God for political stability, economic growth, and lower corruption in Botswana. Religious freedom allows agencies to evangelise and plant churches.
Benin remains one of the world’s least-developed countries. Efforts to help the economy often fail because of corruption. Almost 75% of economic activity is “underground” or illegal, with ties to Nigerian interests.