from Africa in Transition

Electoral and Religious Conflict in Africa

December 2, 2010

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As we watch the events unfold in Africa, keep a careful eye on the shifting national and religious identities -- and the rhetoric that masks and reveals them -- in Sudan and Nigeria alike. Weak states are dangerous places for citizens, not least because peaceful transitions there are all-too-frequently elusive.

This article on Huffington Post is based partially on a panel I participated in sponsored by the Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations at the American Academy of Religion’s annual meeting.

Read the whole thing here.

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