Today, Africa is laced with some of the most obstinate conflicts, most of them constructed from differences in religious and ethnic identities. Religious and ethnic nationalism has led to conflicts about control of state power, unequal allocation of resources, citizenship issues, state collapse, economic decline and ethno-religious clashes. Nigeria has been pushed hither and thither by recurrent crises of regional or state illegitimacy, often impairing efforts at economic transformation, democratisation, national cohesion and stability Osaghae and Suberu With this continental background in mind, this research paper seeks to examine the relationship between religion, ethnicity and conflict in Nigeria, focusing mainly on issues in the North of the country.
Religious war in Central African Republic
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This article focuses on the Africans who fought in the First World War and the role they played in bringing about social transformation in postwar African societies. It sheds light on the ex-soldiers as entrepreneurs and missionaries. They were also responsible for disrupting certain socio-cultural traditions and thus introduced some elements of social instability in postwar Sub Saharan Africa. Much has been written on the First World War in Africa.
The Religious War In The Central African Republic Continues
A religious war or holy war Latin : bellum sacrum is a war primarily caused or justified by differences in religion. In the modern period , debates are common over the extent to which religious, economic , or ethnic aspects of a conflict predominate in a given war. However, studies on these cases often conclude that ethnic animosities drive much of the conflicts.
This is a list of conflicts in Africa arranged by country, both on the continent and associated islands, including wars between African nations, civil wars, and wars involving non-African nations that took place within Africa. It encompasses colonial wars, wars of independence, secessionist and separatist conflicts, major episodes of national violence riots, massacres, etc. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main article: List of conflicts in Egypt. Main article: List of conflicts in Sudan.