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Where is Africa Headed?

To understand Africa, a broader, historical perspective is needed.

Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s fastest-growing and most diverse regions—and also one of the most misunderstood.

On this episode of History Talk, scholars Ousman KoboAmy Pate and Amanda Robinson discuss ethnicity, nationality and religion in contemporary African societies.

Putting the emergence of religious extremism in a broader perspective, these experts highlight regional variations, historical developments and the social and economic trends that are rapidly changing the face of the continent.

*[This podcast was originally featured by Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, a partner institution of Fair Observer.]

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Fair Observer’s editorial policy.

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