The troubled relationship of state and religion in Eritrea

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Mekonnen, Daniel R; Kidane, Selam;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Centre of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

Eritrea is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-religion country. The country does not have an official state religion. However, since the country's independence in 1991, the relationship between state and religion has been a troubled one. At least four religions are... View more
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