Cohabitation of Religions in Central Africa and their Socio-Political Inking

Professor RICHARD FILAKOTA, Rector of the Catholic University of Central Africa

The global context is marked by the rise of religion. This phenomenon can be observed in Africa, the United States, Asia, even in Europe, the land of secularism.

With regard specifically to the African continent, particularly Central Africa, the collapse of African states in the 1980s, under the weight of exogenous factors (global economic recession, debt vicious circle, structural adjustment programmes) and endogenous factors (poor governance), left the field open to churches, Islamic organisations and traditional African religions, which invest large parts of the public sector and even the political field.

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