Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


CODESRIA Policy Briefs No. 1, October 2016: Improving Inter-Communal Relations in Joal-Fadiouth by Ato Kwamena Onoma

Insights from a Study on the Resting Places of the Dead

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Summary
The settlements of Joal and Fadiouth in Senegal’s Thies region enjoy levels of intercommunal harmony that many societies in Senegal and the rest of Africa will envy. Unfortunately, these localities are also beginning to display tensions over the questions of origins and faith that occur in many African countries. This policy brief sheds light on why life in Joal-Fadiouth is so harmonious and also suggests ways in which some of the burgeoning tensions can be handled to sustain social peace. Lessons from these cases can be useful for peace practitioners in other communities that face intercommunal tensions.




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