HUNTINGTON'S CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS AND THE ETHNO-RELIGIOUS ONNECTIONS OF CONFLICTS IN AFRICA: AN EXPOSITION
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Keywords

Ethnicity
Religion
Conflict
Africa
Clash and Civilization

Abstract

This paper attempted to situate conflicts in Africa within the idea of clash of civilizations which is cultural clash within the sturdy influences of ethnicity and religion and a tenet that conflicts in the post-cold war world would be on the fault lines of civilizations where major civilizations would disagree over issues resulting in clashes, the worst being between Arab-Islamic and West Christian civilizations. Using analytic method, the paper claimed that conflicts in Africa are the continent's involvement in the clash of civilizations between Western and Islamic civilizations, since the two civilizations have been imposed on Africans, and basically a spillover of the ongoing Islamic revolution against Western institutions and the quest of the West to maintain its imperialistic lead of the world. It recommended rejuvenation of African culture capable of reviving the spirit of brotherhood in Africans to counter the polarization occasioned by the incursion of Islam and Christianity in the continent.

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