This brilliant article discusses the rise of religious tension in Cameroon. The author argues that the causes of this religious radicalization are much deeper than commonly believed and are not simply the correlate of the rise of the Islamic state in Syria and Iraq.

The article posits that the religious radicalization in the continent are the result of a transformation in the balance of power between various religious denominations and groups–a trend that affects both Muslim and Christians community alike. Moderate Christian (Catholic, Protestant) Churches are challenged by Revivalist Churches that are less intellectually inclined to tolerate the peaceful coexistence of different religions and are more likely to be religiously intolerant.

The author claim that a similar transformation can be detected among Muslim. This very interesting article by Hans de Marie Heungoup can be found here: