The five countries of North Africa are always among fifty persecuting countries listed by "Open Doors," a Christian ministry that specializes in the defence of persecuted churches and Christians worldwide. The ministry has just released its annual "WorldWatchList," ranking the persecuting countries (see www.opendoors.org). North Korea is still at the head of the list, followed by Iran, Saudi Arabia and Somalia.
The situation of Christians in North Africa, on the whole, is deteriorating. All these countries are moving up on this black list, except for Algeria, which went from 19th to 25th.