Radical Islam and political conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.contributor.author Omeje, Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-25T07:55:27Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-25T07:55:27Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Omeje, Kenneth. "Radical Islam and political conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa." African Rennaissance 2.5 (2005): 111-122. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/998
dc.description.abstract This article analyses the surge of political conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa linked to radical Islam, with a view to proffering an appropriate framework for conflict prevention and management. There has been a spiral of conflicts involving various radical Islamist groups in sub-Saharan Africa in recent years, especially in the aftermath of the 9/11 2001 terrorist incidents in the US, which has led to the current US-led 'global war on terror.' Given the enormous Muslim populations in sub-Saharan Africa and the fact that most countries of the region are malleable, 'patrimonial or prebendal states' (see Lewis, 1996) with weak political and socio-economic structures, the entire region is considered a soft underbelly for Islamist militancy and other forms of extremist activities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Radical Islam and political conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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