Jan 18: 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

The mission force of African agencies and missionaries continues to grow and diversify. Lacking the established infrastructures and financial resources of the West, Africans find creative new ways to train and send church planters. Specific areas of praise:

     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

Sudan’s civil strife has been the norm for decades. It became somewhat of an international pariah due to the persistent violence and oppression endorsed by the regime. Pray for peace.

a) The north-south tensions have plunged the country into outright civil war for 38 of the last 55 years. These are intensified by the racial and religious divide between north and south, the Arabization agenda of the regime, with its Islamic jihad overtones, as well as the oil wealth in the south.

b) Darfur, despite being overwhelmingly Muslim in composition, has also been subject to horrific oppression by the government-sponsored Janjawid militia. These troubles have in turn spilled into Chad and, to a lesser degree, Central African Republic, affecting millions in both countries.

     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.