Thursday, March 22, 2012

Religion and Climate Change Fuel Chaos in Sahel

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Africa's Belt of Misery: Religion and Climate Change Fuel Chaos in Sahel -- Spiegel Online

Bloody conflicts in a band of Africa stretching from Senegal to Somalia are hampering efforts to bring progress to the troubled region. Muslims are increasingly pitted against Christians, and nomads against sedentary farmers. Matters are made worse by climate change and a flood of weapons.

The imam climbs across the wreckage that was once his home. Then he bends over. "These are criminals," he mumbles as he pushes aside a few bricks with his calloused hands.

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My Comment: Africa's legacy is tribal/religious/ethnic wars and conflicts. The sahel region is .... unfortunately .... a mirror of this age long conflict.

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