In the History of the United States Freedom of Religion has a
very prominent role. But in General when Politics and Religion become intertwined they produce a very volatile mix.
Since the Confused Eagle maintains its focus on the Affairs between Washington
and Africa it is interesting to see how the US monitors Freedom of Religion.
In Zimbabwe Religious Leaders who were outspoken in their criticism of the
Politically Motivated Violence were targeted for Repression by State Security Forces.
In Eritrea the Government has the final say on whether or not any Religion
can Operate within the Country. Those that are allowed to face serious limitations to their Operations.
Hostilities between Christians and Muslims remain acute in Nigeria. As a
result of Evangelism the Geographic Center of Christianity in Africa is expected to be in Northern Nigeria by 2025.
In Somalia the Charter for the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) Has a Provision for Religious
Tolerance but there were limits to how it was practiced.
In the Rest of Africa the Report found that Freedom of Religion was generally respected whether
they were Christians ,Muslim or Indiginous.
The Ability of the State Department to Compile this Report shows
the Diligence of the Members of the Civil Service that are currently stationed overseas.
Having the Ability to Work with Nations that are both Allied with the United
States or Adversarial in Nature regarding this topic in areas that are Political Hotspots shows that at least in this Area
Washington is paying attention to this complex issue.
As this item was being Prepared there were Reports of Islamists
in Somalia razing the Site of a Church to Construct a Mosque. In some instances nothing will ever change.