Investigating the Historical Interplay of Politics and Islam in Mozambique – Unveiling Mozambique’s Complex Islamic Heritage through a Fresh Publication


Mozambique, a diverse nation in the southern region of Africa, boasts harmonious interfaith relations. Notably, the rapport between Muslims and the state has been commendable until recent times.

However, the landscape altered significantly in 2017 with the emergence of a violent uprising led by jihadists in the northern part of the country.

Eric Morier-Genoud, a prolific researcher delving into Mozambique’s political and religious realms, offers fresh insights in his newest publication,

“Towards Jihad? Muslims and Politics in Postcolonial Mozambique.” This book delves into the historical dynamics linking Islam and politics within Mozambique.