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  • COMMUNITIES RICHER IN DIVERSITY – UGANDA

    The people of Yumbe district in Uganda are predominantly Muslim (76%) with a large Christian minority (24%). Yumbe and the entirety of the West Nile region was severely affected by both phases of the Ugandan civil war, through from 1979 to 2000, with various armed groups recruiting their combatants from

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  • COMMUNITIES RICHER IN DIVERSITY – SOUTH SUDAN

    South Sudanese religious actors have legitimacy and play important peacebuilding roles, but have limited influence. Nonetheless, Christians are divided into small churches established along ethnic lines, and there is ethnic-line voting in the election of bishops (USIP, 2019). To a certain extent, religious affiliation correlates to ethnic identification and geographical

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  • COMMUNITIES RICHER IN DIVERSITY – KENYA

    Kilifi County is home to Christians, Muslims and adherents of African Traditional Religions, primarily from the Mijikenda communities. The Kaya elders are custodians of cultural practices, beliefs, traditions and knowledge linked to and practiced by the Mijikenda communities. Over recent years, intergenerational tensions and conflicts have emerged as many of

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  • COMMUNITIES RICHER IN DIVERSITY – EGYPT

    Sectarian violence in Egypt ranges from coordinated terror attacks to mob assaults, usually directed towards Coptic Christians and Sufis. Violence can break out in response to inter-sectarian romances, attempts by Christians to build or renovate churches, or property disputes. The Islamic State has claimed at least 10 terror attacks on

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