What lies behind the rise of jihadist movements in Africa

Charles Villa-Vicencio, University of Cape Town Africa arguably faces the biggest threat to political stability since the collapse of colonialism in the mid-20th century. The threat comes in the main from the proliferation of militant Islamic groups in parts of the continent. These groups, which strike at the heart of African cohesion and nation-building, include: …

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Africa News Headlines for 25 April 2015

Sex, Drugs, and Dead Soldiers: What U.S. Africa Command Doesn’t Want You To Know Source: MintPress News UN’s Kutesa holds talks with Uganda, Egypt and Somalia Source: New Vision Eritrea: Escape from modern-day Sparta Source: The Telegraph U.S. Embassy issues security alert for Gabon Source: Sub-Saharan Monitor Burundi president nominated for third term Source: KTVL/AP …

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Gabonese Ambassador: Remarks for World Interfaith Harmony Week

The following remarks were delivered by His Excellency Michael Moussa-Adamo, ambassador of the Gabonese Republic to the United States, on February 19, 2015, at a luncheon in Washington, D.C., co-sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and The Washington Times Foundation. The topic was “On Common Ground: Love of God and the Neighbor and Love …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 21 January 2015

New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa, edited by Rosalind I. J. Hackett and Benjamin F. Soares; foreword by Francis B. Nyamnjoh Release Date: January 21, 2015 Publisher: Indiana University Press New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa casts a critical look at Africa’s rapidly evolving religious media scene. Following political liberalization, media deregulation, and …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 29 December 2014

Militancy and Violence in West Africa: Religion, politics and radicalisation, edited by by James Gow, Funmi Olonisakin, and Ernst Dijxhoorn Release Date: December 26, 2014 Publisher: Routledge This volume provides a systematic and cross-regional analysis of radicalisation, militancy and violence in West Africa. Concern about terrorism in, or from, West Africa, has been recognised in …

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