God Almighty: When religion influences politics

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God Almighty: When religion influences politics

By Mehdi Ba

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Posted on December 19, 2022 15:37

They have a greater or lesser taste for the limelight and honours, but from Bamako to Kinshasa, via Conakry, Abidjan, Abuja, and Ouaga, Catholic or Muslim clerics have an undeniable influence on the public sphere. And this is not always to the delight of the powers that be.

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“Laïcité”, or secularism in french.” This word is inscribed in the preamble of the constitutions of many so-called “francophone” African countries.

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