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The Central African Conflict is about Far More than Religion
CAR violence has been painted in largely religious terms, obscuring deeper dynamics. But these more complex aspects must be recognised if resolution efforts are to be effective.
From the Sahel to the Savannah: Could Islamist Militants Set Up Shop in the CAR?
The Central African Republic has been described as the 'next Somalia' or 'new Mali', but Islamist militants wanting to deploy there would face big, if not insurmountable, challenges.
Pentecostal Preachers Blamed for Polio Outbreak in Cameroon
Having been polio free for nearly 5 years, Cameroon has recently recorded four new cases. Are Pentecostalism's anti-medicine teachings responsible?
Nigeria: What Do We Know About Ansaru?
The Islamist militant group targeting Western interests in and around northern Nigeria is well-trained, highly-coordinated and more than likely getting some kind of help.
A Sham and A Shame: Morsi's Show Trial Reveals Egypt's Real Divisions
Egyptian protesters are not fighting for Islamism. They are fighting for the right to choose between Islamism and secularism. This is the true significance of Morsi's trial.
Tunisia: Uncovering Ansar al-Sharia
An original founder of the banned Salafi organisation reveals its true origins, the extent of its links with al-Nahda, and what lies "behind the curtain."
Why Are Muslims in the Congo Almost Invisible?
Recent estimates suggest 10% of Congolese are Muslim, yet the population is paid little attention.
The Last Jews of Ethiopia?
A page has been turned in the history of Jews in Ethiopia. But despite what Israel may think, the page doesn't mark the end of the book, but merely a new, uncertain chapter.
Slow but Sustained: Ethiopian Muslims' Struggle for Rights Continues
For more than twenty months, the Ethiopian Muslim community has been protesting for their constitutional rights to be respected.
Coptic Churches under Attack: Scenes of Destruction in Cairo
Since the deadly raids on pro-Morsi protest camps, there has been a series of retaliatory attacks on Coptic churches and Christian-owned properties.
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