The African continent divides into two very diﬀerent areas with much of the north being predominantly Muslim with Arabic inﬂuences, and the south more heavily inﬂuenced by Christianity or tribal religions. There are crises of war, refugees, drought and HIV/AIDS across the continent.
The Church is very diﬀerent in these two sections of the continent. In the South, the Church is larger and more visible. In the Muslim North, it is small, often “underground” with most believers lacking Christian fellowship. For more info about OM's work in North Africa, see the section for Middle East and North Africa.