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Cameroon

RegionAfrica
Sources of PersecutionIslamic Oppression
Population25,313,000
Christian Population15,415,000
ReligionsChristianity
GovernmentPresidential Republic
LeaderPresident Paul Biya
Score60/100

Cameroon

Cameroon entered the World Watch List in 2020. Islamic extremism has swept into the country with Boko Haram attacking churches and schools, as well as over 300 Christian homes and shops in the country’s north. The Islamic extremist group believes that Islam should be the country’s only religion, doing whatever possible to eradicate all others.

Displacement and instability have left churches unable to function normally, with many Christians forced to flee their homes. In some areas, the government has set heavy restrictions on church activities. Corruption has weakened the rule of law in many areas, leaving believers susceptible to persecution.

Converts with a Muslim background are particularly vulnerable. If found with a Bible or other Christian material, they are threatened and pressured. Christian children have been forced by Muslim relatives to attend Islamic classes. Women are coerced into marriage with non-Christians, and face the danger of abduction by Boko Haram.

Pray for Cameroon

Pray for peace over Cameroon and that God will give wisdom and insight to its leaders.

Pray that God will bring comfort and healing to those affected by violence.

Pray that believers will stand firm in their faith and continue sharing the gospel courageously.