Pray for: Equatorial Guinea

Flag for Equatorial Guinea

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Malabo
Population: 1,754,993
% Urban: 73.6 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 37 %
Official Language: Spanish; French; Portuguese
Languages: 14
Literacy Rate: 88 %
Life Expectancy: 60.6 yrs (217/236)
HDI Ranking: 145 / 189
% Christian: 90 %
% Evangelical: 4.4 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 90 %
People Groups: 18
Least Reached People Groups: 2
% Unevangelized: 1 %

Equatorial Guinea

Title: Equatorial Guinea

Tier: 1

Type: country

Equatorial Guinea faces an unusual political and economic situation. Large oil reserves made a small minority very rich. Western oil companies work with a regime whose human rights record is poor, in order to increase profits. Corruption means that most of the people do not benefit from such wealth. Pray for economic justice and wise stewardship. The oil boom brings in foreigners, both Christian and Muslim. Pray that expat believers might engage with the spiritual and physical needs of the nation. Pray that foreign companies might do business in ways that benefit the local people. The oil money will end soon, and what will be left to show for it?

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.