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The 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” This establishment clause has been used by the Supreme Court to ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
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...the Democratic Republic of Congo. The main drawback however, was that the OAU Charter emphasized “national sovereignty” and a consequent prohibition against OAU involvement in the internal affairs of other member states made such initiatives quite difficult. The non-interference clause, in particular, was often invoked as an excuse for inaction. By the early 1990 s, as more conflicts broke out across the region, such notions began to change and, as a result, the idea of national sovereignty underwent reinterpretation in two main ways. First, it became less...