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The Central African Republic, with 76 percent of its population representing the Christian majority, remains divided with the north, which is largely under the control of foreign-backed local and foreign Islamic militants. Unfortunately, Christians residing in towns and villages within rebel-held territory are experiencing terrible insecurity. Hundreds of thousands of them are displaced and the "front line" is perpetually volatile.

On September 16th, an Islamic militia swept through the mostly Christian village of Ndomete, killing 19 residents and wounding dozens of others. The government has labelled it a "massacre." The next day clashes erupted in nearby Kaga-Bandoro, claiming at least five more lives. United Nations' peacekeepers were deployed to the area and are now trying to maintain "peace." May the Lord intervene in this forgotten yet continuing conflict, bringing about true peace, justice and liberty.

Ask God to mightily intervene in Central African Republic, giving all who are working for peace and reconciliation (including President Touadera and the country's church leaders) the wisdom, strength, courage and authority to mitigate this troubling situation. Pray that the Lord will rise up on behalf of CAR's many innocent civilians so that opposing foreign militants will be driven out of their land and the borders secured. May the hearts of those belonging to the Muslim minority -- many of whom also long for an end to the senseless violence and chaos that has only resulted in trouble, displacement and poverty -- be open to the Gospel so that many in this nation can experience His healing, peace, and unity in spirit.

Country Information

Central African RepublicPopulation
5,990,855 (July 2020 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Baya (28.8), Banda (22.9), Mandjia (9.9), Sara (7.9), M'Baka-Bantu (7.9), Arab-Fulani [Peul] (6), Mbum (6), Ngbanki (5.5), Zande-Nzakara (3), other Central African Republic ethnic groups (2), non-Central African Republic ethnic groups (.1)

Religion (%)
Christian (89.5), Muslim (8.5), folk (1), unaffiliated (1) (2010 est.)
Note: animistic beliefs and practices influence religious beliefs.

Leader
President Faustin-Archange Touadera (2016)

Government type
Presidential Republic

Legal system
Civil law system based on the French model

Sources: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Central African Republic

Pray that the church remains united despite national fragmentation due to ongoing conflict. Ask God to give displaced Christians the grace to forgive their persecutors. Uphold our brothers and sisters as they look to the Lord for clarity and truth in relation to scripture.

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