Senegal comes up as the most religiously tolerant country in this dataset of 19 African countries, with 90% of respondents saying it is good for others to be free to practice whatever faith they choose. Djibouti comes up last, at just 54%.
In this dataset of 19 African countries, Rwandans and Nigerians are the most anxious about religious conflict; by contrast, in Botswana and Zambia, it is not something people worry about
A table of the number of public holidays per country turns out to be a tentative measure of religious tolerance in Africa. Christian-dominated nations are generous in giving Muslim holidays, Muslim-dominated ones, not so much.
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Religion (Islam) cannot be the reason why there are no Arab democracies. Perhaps the desert slows down the flow of enlightened ideas – and camels build a character of patience that autocrats are adept at exploiting.
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