Leader: President Sheikh Ahmad
Population: 9.1 million (few Christians)
Main Religion: Islam
World Watch Rank: 05
It remained very dangerous to be a Christian here in 2010. At least eight Christians were killed and a quarter of all Christians fled the country. The few Christians are heavily persecuted and must practise their faith in secret. The country has been without effective central government since 1991. Islamist insurgents Al-Shabaab control most of the south, and are effectively trying to wipe out Christianity from the country. There are, however, indications that they are losing popularity.
For an end to the chronic political instability and fighting in this war-torn country
For the handful of believers to grow in a healthy understanding of their faith despite such difficult circumstances
That God would open up new ways to reach Somalis with His Word.
For an end to the famine in the Horn of Africa and help for the refugees both internally and across boarders, especially the hundreds of thousands that are displaced to the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.