Theocracy is a form of government in which a deity of some type is recognized as the supreme ruling authority, giving divine guidance to human intermediaries that manage the day-to-day affairs of the government.

In the first 12 months after the introduction (in 1999) of a Moslem theocratic state in Nigeria (secular in its governance from the colonial period) at least 15,000 lives were lost in religious conflict. These were not just Moslems and Christians, but also many Jukums, Tivs, Bornos and others of the traditional faiths - orisa, ancestor or nature worship, etc - of that part of Africa. They were caught in an arena of dispute between the two assertive faiths, which through their binary nature are condemning the anterior faiths to invisibility.
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G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
18.06.2018 – 17:23 CEST