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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 is the largest country in Africa and the Arab world and the 10th largest in the world. The Arab and Berber populations live near the northern border with the Mediterranean. The rest of the population are settled throughout desert oases or are nomadic. Algeria had a violent 20th century. The Algerian war for independence from France resulted in an estimated 1.5 million deaths. Later, from 1992 through 2002, Algeria endured a civil war which cost somewhere between 44,000 and 150,000 lives. The civil war set the stage for the growth of various Islamists groups in the country, including al-Qaeda in the Maghreb. These groups continue to wage jihad to the present day. Partly a result of these conflicts, Algeria suffers from rampant poverty and unemployment. Although Algeria is presently 99 percent Muslim, the country has a well known Christian history. A spiritual awakening to Christ began in the 1980s and continues to this day mostly based in the northern Berber region of Kabylia. This movement to Christ in Kabylia is the largest movement of Muslims to Christ in the Middle East and North Africa in modern history. Algeria’s blasphemy laws make it difficult for Christians to share their faith out of fear that their conversation may be considered blasphemous and used against them.

Praise Report
Praise God that Christianity is expanding despite increasing opposition. Congregations with Arab, Berber, and foreign Believers are experiencing great unity and exhibit a vibrant national expression of faith (The Bible, Psalm 85:10).

Prayer Request
Pray that the constant political tension in Algeria will come to an end. Pray that there will be a smooth presidential transition without violence (The Bible, Isaiah 60:18).
Pray that the Saharawi people who live in refugee camps in the Southern parts of Algeria will receive immediate help and the Believers in Algeria will reach them with love in their suffering (The Bible, Matthew 4:24).

Call to Salvation
Pray that God will continue to move mightily in Algeria, drawing many to Himself through the witness of bold believers and effective communication of the Gospel to Muslim neighbors (The Bible, Mark 13:10).

Source: WIN
Back to World Map
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

Pray for Algeria - facebook page

Algeria is the largest country in Africa and the Arab world and the 10th largest in the world. The Arab and Berber populations live near the northern border with the Mediterranean. The rest of the population are settled throughout desert oases or are nomadic. Algeria had a violent 20th century. The Algerian war for independence from France resulted in an estimated 1.5 million deaths. Later, from 1992 through 2002, Algeria endured a civil war which cost somewhere between 44,000 and 150,000 lives. The civil war set the stage for the growth of various Islamists groups in the country, including al-Qaeda in the Maghreb. These groups continue to wage jihad to the present day. Partly a result of these conflicts, Algeria suffers from rampant poverty and unemployment. Although Algeria is presently 99 percent Muslim, the country has a well known Christian history. A spiritual awakening to Christ began in the 1980s and continues to this day mostly based in the northern Berber region of Kabylia. This movement to Christ in Kabylia is the largest movement of Muslims to Christ in the Middle East and North Africa in modern history. Algeria’s blasphemy laws make it difficult for Christians to share their faith out of fear that their conversation may be considered blasphemous and used against them.

Praise Report
Praise God that Christianity is expanding despite increasing opposition. Congregations with Arab, Berber, and foreign Believers are experiencing great unity and exhibit a vibrant national expression of faith (The Bible, Psalm 85:10).

Prayer Request
Pray that the constant political tension in Algeria will come to an end. Pray that there will be a smooth presidential transition without violence (The Bible, Isaiah 60:18).
Pray that the Saharawi people who live in refugee camps in the Southern parts of Algeria will receive immediate help and the Believers in Algeria will reach them with love in their suffering (The Bible, Matthew 4:24).

Call to Salvation
Pray that God will continue to move mightily in Algeria, drawing many to Himself through the witness of bold believers and effective communication of the Gospel to Muslim neighbors (The Bible, Mark 13:10).

Source: WIN