Jan 13: Africa, Africa’s Hot Spots

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Africa

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Geography

Area: 30,244,000 sq km

20.3% of the world's surface area. Of this, 20.6 million sq km are in countries south of the Sahara, and 9.68 million in the nations of North Africa.

Population: 1,033,042,510    Annual Growth: 2.30%

Urbanites: 40%

Peoples

Peoples: 2,500 (0% unreached)

    Languages: 2,110

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians503,742,50848.772.6
Evangelicals182,442,24717.73.6

Answer to Prayer

Evangelical growth has been even more spectacular. In 1900, evangelicals numbered 1.6 million (1.5%), but in 2010, they were 182 million (17.7%). This is nearly as much as all evangelicals in the Americas combined and is the largest evangelical population of any continent. African evangelicals are also increasing at a faster rate than any other continent.

     For an additional 6 Answers to Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Africa.


Africa's Hot Spots

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Challenge for Prayer

Southern Africa is not free from tensions and potential troubles, either. The well-documented abuses by the government in Zimbabwe, the crippling effect of HIV/AIDS, the general lack of good governance and the growing uncertainty over South Africa’s stability add up to a need for heartfelt prayer. The escalating racial tensions in South Africa and the cruel violence against foreign refugees (mostly fleeing Zimbabwe) point to an underlying reality that the future health of the “rainbow nation” is under more threat than ever.

     For an additional 4 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Africa's Hot Spots.